SARASOTA, FL (March 9, 2017) – The Realtor ® Association of Sarasota and Manatee presented a $5,000 sponsorship to Habitat for Humanity Sarasota. The check was presented to Habitat Sarasota’s Rhonda Leiberick, Development & Communications Manager and Ben Weger, Communications Coordinator, along with Habitat Sarasota board members and Realtors® Mike Bruno and Michelle Crabtree.
With this sponsorship, the Association will play an important monetary and volunteer-based role in the construction of a Habitat for Humanity Sarasota home at Sterling Lane. This home represents the fifth TEAM BUILD house that RASM has partnered with.
“Habitat Sarasota thanks the Realtor® Association of Sarasota and Manatee for their continued partnership. Their dedication to help us reach our goal to serve 14 families over the next year is a long-lasting investment in our community.” says Renee Snyder, Executive Director.
Since 1984, Habitat Sarasota has provided safe, affordable homes to low-income working families. A dedicated, volunteer workforce provides on average 2,500 labor-hours per home, resulting in a 30 percent reduction in construction cost. The organization builds new homes and renovates purchased properties with an emphasis on energy efficient features using building materials and techniques for sustainability, culminating in lower monthly expenses for homeowners.
Each year, the RASM Community Outreach Committee selects community projects to partner with as part of the RASM Gives Back program. Habitat for Humanity Sarasota is a 2017 project, along with The Blessing Bags Project, Manatee County Habitat for Humanity, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Sarasota County, Children’s Healthy Pantry, Feeding Empty Little Tummies (F.E.L.T), Heroes Welcome Home, Keep Sarasota County Beautiful, The Tiny Hands Foundation, Sarasota YMCA and Special Olympics Bradenton.
For more information about the partnership between RASM and Habitat for Humanity Sarasota as well as the RASM Community Outreach Committee, contact Gina White at firstname.lastname@example.org or (941) 952-3405.
About Habitat for Humanity Sarasota, Inc.
The mission of Habitat for Humanity Sarasota is to partner with God and community to provide decent, affordable housing for people in need so they may build better lives for their families. Habitat Sarasota homebuyers are qualified and selected based on their need for decent and affordable housing, their willingness to partner by completing a minimum of 300 volunteer hours, participation in a series of homebuyer classes, and their ability to pay back a zero percent interest home loan. A dedicated, volunteer workforce provides on average 2,500 labor-hours per home, resulting in a 30% reduction in construction cost. The organization builds new homes (and renovates purchased properties) with an emphasis on energy efficient features using building materials and techniques for sustainability, culminating in lower monthly expenses for homeowners. The ReStore sells gently used furniture and home improvement materials to fuel their mission. To learn more about Habitat Sarasota visit www.habitatsrq.org.