This morning was one of those awesome times when you know the system works just right. David Sarris became a home owner in Royal Poinciana. This was the 41st home-built by Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity has built 184 homes in Palm Beach County.
Habitat has chosen to work with our CRA and Habitat recently received $539,000 YES. ! The funds come from the Florida Mortgage Settlement Fund. And YES, Habitat opted to spend that entire amount $539,000 in our fair city of Lake Worth Beach. If your interested about NSP@ Consortium which was awarded $23,2 M link
This morning was especially gratifying as David comes from the foster care program and getting a key to his very own home has to be especially touching. He is a full-time student at PBSC and holds down a job with Village of Hope. Madelyn McKendry of the CRA welcomed him in tears. She also received her very first home in NYC in a lottery of 4,000 hopefuls. A tearful moment, we’ve seen many in these past two years. Our Mayor Pam Triolo also welcomes the new homeowner with tears.
The home dedication “Welcome” is given by Bernard Godek Habitat CEO . Then we are introduced to the home owners and we learn a bit about their struggle to get to this point. They must be debt free, and put in 300 equity hours either at one of the Habitat ReStores and on the actual house site. Each homeowner is gifted a quilt by the Palm Beach Quilters . Also Palm Beach Garden Club assists with planting the yard via the grant they have from the Chastain Foundation.
They are also all welcomed by the Royal Poinciana Pres. Sarah Parr with a home-made pie by Victoria of Clary’s Corner Cafe. One of the moving moments is when a hands on prayer is given for the new house. These are all Royal Poinciana dedications as most of the homes currently appear to be under construction in this neighborhood. Several are half way done and its full speed ahead. They used to be made of wood and now the construction is CB construction.
and one morning 8:30 a.m. construction was under way with Volunteers from PBSC . The Valdez Family will have a particularly great christmas as they have been adopted by this school. An awesome holiday for all the new homeowners with many thanks going to our community and to all the volunteers and corporations, that stepped up and assisted in the construction of these homes. Fast friends they all worked on each others homes.
For information on Habitat this is their link.