RASM presented a $5,000 donation to Manatee County Habitat for Humanity at a recent membership meeting. This donation supports construction projects and Manatee Habitat’s mission to provide affordable homes for families in need. In addition to RASM’s donation, members of the Association will support Manatee Habitat by volunteering at home builds throughout the year.

“We are thrilled to again be partnering with the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee to assist our newest Habitat homebuyer, the Hernandez family, in realizing their dream of homeownership,” said Executive Director Diana Shoemaker. “The volunteer and financial support provided by RASM members is helping a hard-working family in our community have the opportunity for an affordable, stable home from which to build a successful future.”

Manatee Habitat provides affordable, sustainable homes for families in need throughout Manatee County. The organization develops resources, educates and mobilizes people to work alongside families in need, rehabilitating existing homes and building sustainable affordable homes, thereby improving the quality of life for families and the community.

RASM supports Manatee County Habitat for Humanity among other community organizations. As part of the RASM Gives Back program, the Association’s Board of Directors approves Community Partners in need of volunteer and financial support. The approved partners for 2019 are Manatee County Habitat for Humanity, Habitat for Humanity Sarasota, Heroes Welcome Home, Salvation Army Bradenton, Manatee Children’s Services, and Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC).