On February 4th, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas and West Pasco Counties hosted a volunteer build day for the Pinellas Board of County Commissioners. Members of the board and their team joined forces to build a better future for a Pinellas County Family.
The build site, located in Largo, Florida, will be home to the Myers family. Norma is a single mother to five teenagers and is this year’s Habitat Faith Build recipient. Norma is beyond thankful for all of the volunteer assistance and says “Just take a second to think about where you are in life or may want to be. Now, think of how fast you would be able to get there if someone who could and was able came and helped you along the way. Why not be that blessing for someone?”
Habitat President & CEO, Mike Sutton, kicked off the build day with some background on two Largo-based communities built by Habitat. The Greater Ridgecrest and Dansville areas are home to over 40 Habitat families. Between framing, caulking, and cleaning, the Pinellas Board of County Commissioners put another family one step closer to this dream of homeownership.
Elected Officials who attended are as follows:
- Pat Gerard
- Dave Eggers
- Charlie Justice
- Karen Seel
- Executive Aide Cassie Hadad
- Executive Assistant Nikki Coats
- Executive Aide Courtney Vandenberg
Advocacy is a key pillar for the Habitat for Humanity organization. Our affiliate is making a further commitment and investment advocating for the advancement of affordable homeownership in our community. Through advocacy, Habitat seeks to influence policy and promote affordability among the broader housing continuum. To learn more, visit https://habitatpwp.org/advocate/.