SARASOTA, FL (July 20, 2016) – The Realtor® Association of Sarasota and Manatee (RASM) presented a $5,000 donation to Manatee County Habitat for Humanity. Donations to Manatee Habitat support construction projects and ultimately facilitate the mission of the organization. In addition to RASM’s donation, members of the Association will support Manatee Habitat by volunteering at home builds throughout the year.

“Manatee County Habitat for Humanity is very grateful for this grant and proud to partner with the Realtor® Association of Sarasota and Manatee. It is a great fit as we are both working to enable families to achieve the dream of homeownership,” said Executive Director Diana Shoemaker.

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.

Each year, the RASM Community Outreach Committee selects community projects to partner with. Manatee County Habitat for Humanity is a 2016 project, along with Habitat for Humanity Sarasota, Feeding Empty Little Tummies (F.E.L.T), The Blessing Bags Project, The Tiny Hands Foundation and Special Olympics.

For more information about the partnership between RASM and Manatee Habitat for Humanity as well as the RASM Community Outreach Committee, contact Gina White at or (941) 952-3405.