Manatee County Habitat for Humanity received a
$10,000 donation from RASM REALTORS® Charitable
Foundation on Sept. 16. This generous donation will
go toward their 2023 Hometown Heroes Build.
RASM REALTORS® Charitable Foundation which is
the charitable arm of the REALTOR® Association of
Sarasota and Manatee have given their financial
support to Manatee Habitat’s mission for the past 7
years. This year, they doubled their usual support
for a unique partnership.
Their $10,000 gift will be used as matching money for Habitat’s Giving Tuesday campaign that will
further support a local family: Wilfredo, a fire truck builder, Janira, a Manatee County School district
employee, and their two children.
This family is among the first few that will move into Manatee Habitat’s next sixteen-home community,
Poling Gardens. Thanks to the help of RASM, they are one step closer to owning their new threebedroom, two-bathroom home.
Pictured left to right: Emily Lane, Manatee Habitat Development Director; Michelle Grimsley, Manatee
Habitat Board Chair; Bernie Quinn, Manatee Habitat President/CEO; Tony Veldkamp, 2022 RASM
President, Brian Tresidder, 2022 President-Elect; Debi Reynolds, 2022 Treasurer.
About Manatee County Habitat for Humanity
Creating a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Manatee County Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, ecumenical, volunteer-based organization with
the mission to develop resources, educate and mobilize people to work alongside families in need,
rehabilitating existing homes and building sustainable, affordable homes, thereby improving the quality
of life in Manatee County. For more information visit manateehabitat.org.