|October 7, 2021|
|Liberty Bank Announces new Grant Funding|
|We are pleased to announce Manatee Habitat is the recipient of generous grant funding from Liberty Saving Bank to support Manatee Habitat’s Affordable Housing Build Program. This grant will help continue supporting Manatee Habitat’s ability to build safe, affordable homes to be purchased by local families with 0% interest loans as well as support the Home Preservation Program which does critical home repairs for families in need who own their own homes.Read more|
|Join Liberty Savings Bank and Double Down on Manatee Habitat!Liberty Savings Bank is at the forefront of an exciting new program at Manatee Habitat. By becoming a Challenge Sponsor, their donation goes the extra mile – and that makes the satisfaction of supporting an organization they believe in even stronger. |
Lauren Fuller, Financial Center Manager for the Cortez Road Branch, loves the idea that their gift will be used to raise even more money for Manatee Habitat: “Liberty Savings Bank is proud that this year our donation will be used as a challenge sponsorship for the year end campaign. This is powerful because it will inspire others to give to this great cause.”
You can join Liberty Savings Bank in supporting Manatee Habitat’s great work while motivating others to do the same! When you give or pledge at least $2,500 now, you more than double the impact of your generosity by becoming a Challenge Sponsor. Your challenge match greatly increases the likelihood that others will give and give bigger.To learn about becoming a Manatee Habitat Challenge Sponsor, contact Emily Lane at (941) 748-9100 ext. 109 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Look who owns their own home!|
|Congratulations are in order for Mark and Belkin who signed their closing papers on September 17th!They are first time home buyers who have completed the program!|
Here they are opening their front door for the very first time!
Mark met Belkin through mutual friends in 2018. Being from different countries and speaking different languages didn’t stop them from communicating.
Read Mark and Belkin’s wonderful story here:Read Mark and Belkin’s story
|We want to congratulate Brenda Posada for joining our Home Buyer graduates. Graduates are families who have paid off their mortgages!|
After fifteen years of monthly house payments Brenda stopped into the office to make her last mortgage payment in person!
What a happy occasion for us and for Brenda and her family! Brenda’s story and many others like it would not be possible without YOUR ongoing support! So, thank you to everyone for helping make Brenda’s story a happy one!Hear Brenda’s Story
|Meet Angel Moldauer|
|Ever wonder what it takes to keep the Manatee Habitat office running smoothly? It takes an Angel: someone that is calm under pressure, super organized and has a world class sense of humor!Angel is the bookkeeping glue that keeps us organized! Imagine having to keep track of all our different parts: construction of new homes, critical repairs on existing homes, ReStore sales, ReStore purchases, donations, administration bills, and very important ….|
|HEADS UP!!!!!2021 GIVING TUESDAY is just over a month away!Realtor Association of Sarasota Manatee will match YOUR donation!|
The Realtor Association of Sarasota Manatee truly is helping us Reach Further with their challenge grant for Giving Tuesday! YOUR donations will be matched up to $5,000 on Giving Tuesday by the Realtor Association of Sarasota Manatee!So, after you have feasted on Thanksgiving, shopped till you dropped on Black Friday and scored big on Cyber Monday, please think about adding Manatee Habitat to your donation list for Giving Tuesday!
|Critical Home Repairs|
|Imagine being in your eighties or nineties, living on a small, fixed income and needing critical repairs you simply cannot afford or suddenly finding yourself wheelchair bound and unable to enter or depart your home. This is where Manatee Habitat steps in and helps in partnership with the City of Bradenton.|
|Our Veteran Build is Complete!We have been doing a video diary of the building process with Bruce Winter our Director of Construction, leading the way. He has been amazing with his explanations of just how and why Manatee Habitat builds the homes for our Home Buyer Program graduates! We build green, we build to last and we build keeping maintenance affordability as a priority. Terry Bibbins, our Army Veteran, will be moving into a safe affordable and forever home!|
|If you don’t have an hour and a half to watch the complete home build, we totally understand! So we have created a much faster version, 20 times faster as a matter of fact! It’s all in this video except for you will miss out on Bruce’s building expertise but you will get to enjoy a little Edith Piaf!|
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