2 new homeowners in Royal Poinciana NA

In the past few days Royal Poinciana welcomed  two  new residents with a 30 year interest free mortgages via the CRA, Habitat for Humanity and the NSP2 grant.  Each had to put in 400 hours of sweat equity after work, during weekends to their already busy schedule, to satisfy the program which they qualified for.

This is the White Family

This is the White Family

They worked along with the many volunteers doing construction work, painting, getting on top of the roof, etc.  This is now, how they have a vested interest in their home and in our Lake Worth Community.   There are corporations that bring a whole crew in for a day or perhaps college kids on break, come en mass to work on a house where ever the need is at the moment.

Commissioner Andy Amoroso doing the honors.

Commissioner Andy Amoroso doing the honors.

They are welcomed by community organizations with gifts that make the new beginning less daunting.  Anyone remember the Welcome Wagon? Sometime there are tears, and other times just stunned amazement that they have accomplished something so momentous.  No one said it was easy. Out of each new group that gets indoctrinated into the program there is a greater than 70% attrition rate.    One  ceremony that I find touching is “hands on the house” with a prayer.  Where all the occupants come forward including guest and dedicate the house.

Seen here is Brad Jankowski Pres. of Habitat .  He is at all the dedications.

Seen here is Brad Jankowski Pres. of Habitat . He is at all the dedications

The ribbon cutting followed by the keys being handed to the deserving owner wraps up the home dedication then everyone in attendance is invited in.

Representing Lake Worth Comm. Amoroso and on the far right Pres. of our CRA Chip Guthrie.

Representing Lake Worth Comm. Amoroso and on the far right Pres. of our CRA Chip Guthrie.

 

great Neighbors ready for Dolphin party. Former Pres. of Royal Poinciana and far right Phyllis Kelley who received the keys to her home Friday.

great Neighbors ready for Dolphin party. Former Pres. of Royal Poinciana and far right is Phyllis Kelley who received the keys to her home last Friday.

Exciting NEWS  HABITAT now has a radio show, and will be opening another RE-Store on Lake Worth Rd. and Military where the Big Lots is.  They are looking to employ  the following positions

  • Two Assistant Store Managers
  • Three Cashiers
  • Two Warehouse Workers
  • One ReStore Truck Driver
  • One Assistant Driver

Editors note.  radio show is listed for Sat.   however I caught it on talk radio 8 a.m. Sunday morning.

About Lake Worth Florida by the moment the source of inspiration

A former Unite Press International photographer. Spent 9 years with Cruise Ship Photos of London. Moved to Lake Worth from Coconut Grove, with artist husband Fred Hunt. Never leaves the house without a camera. Writes another blog "One Ear Society" dealing with the ins and outs of the art world. Closed her Art Gallery in Coconut Grove after 17 years to relocate in Lake Worth.
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