SARASOTA, Fla. (May 29, 2019) – The REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM) presented a $5,000 donation to Habitat for Humanity Sarasota at their new Hammock Place neighborhood. This donation to Habitat Sarasota goes directly toward the construction of permanent, affordable housing for income-qualified families.
In addition, members of the Association will volunteer at Hammock Place throughout the year. Last year, RASM volunteers installed 700 feet of fencing around Hammock Place in just three mornings.
Habitat Sarasota’s newest 40-home, deed-restricted community is well underway. Because of Habitat Sarasota’s affordable mortgage, the neighborhood will be home to 40 income-qualified families and 100+ children.
“Great things happen in our community when we all join together,” says Renee Snyder, President and CEO, Habitat for Humanity Sarasota. “Habitat Sarasota digs deep every day through partnerships to do more for the families we serve.”
As a response to the growing need for affordable housing in our community, Habitat Sarasota launched Lives Transformed: The Campaign for Hammock Place in April 2018 with a goal to raise $7million to build the neighborhood. The first 11 homes are fully funded by donations from the community. Habitat Sarasota is asking for more monetary donations to fund the remaining 29 homes, or for donations of gently-used furniture, appliances and household items to the ReStore.
“We are proud to continue this long history of partnering with Habitat for Humanity Sarasota. Together, we believe in the value of homeownership for all,” said Amy Worth, 2019 President of the REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee. “Hammock Place provides more than just an affordable home to families in need, it fosters the positive and friendly neighborhood we all strive for.”
The REALTOR® Association of Sarasota and Manatee supports Habitat for Humanity Sarasota 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 Habitat for Humanity Sarasota, Heroes Welcome Home, Salvation Army Bradenton, Manatee Children’s Services, Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC), and Manatee County Habitat for Humanity.
About Habitat for Humanity Sarasota
Habitat for Humanity Sarasota is the leading organization that provides permanent, affordable housing to income-qualified families in Sarasota. By serving qualified homeowners with an affordable mortgage, we help families achieve housing stability and improve their living conditions. Habitat Sarasota’s operating expenses are funded by the ReStore through sales of gently used furniture and home improvement materials, allowing financial contributions to go directly toward serving families. Habitat Sarasota leverages our resources with community partners, collaborations and volunteers to keep our homes affordable. Habitat Sarasota is building Hammock Place, a 40-home neighborhood that is the first of its kind in this area. To support Lives Transformed: The Campaign for Hammock Place, visit www.habitatsrq.org. Together, we build.