Cars for Homes
|Grand Harbor Community Outreach Awards Grant
Grand Harbor Community Outreach has just awarded a $6,000 grant to Indian River Habitat for Humanity for building materials to help "jump start" this year's fund-raising campaign for Habitat. According to Doug Sweeny, VP/Co-Chair Philanthropy, Grand Harbor Community Outreach Program, Inc., during the past decade, Grand Harbor residents have provided volunteer labor to construct 17 Habitat homes in Indian River County, and have also funded the materials for 11 such homes.
In addition, Grand Harbor volunteers work at the Habitat ReStore.
IRHFH President/CEO Andy Bowler comments, “The Grand Harbor community is one which loves to give to those in our county who just need a hand up, not a hand out. Whether it’s through their “time and talent”, by volunteering on the Habitat job-site or in the Home Center ReStore, or their “treasure”, via donations from their annual appeal click here to read more
|Prep Club Tours
In November, the Prep Club once again hit the road for a college tour. Ten students, accompanied by Habitat staff, spent the day at the University of Central Florida, getting to know the school and learning about life on a college campus. The day began with an information session followed by a tour of campus. Students learned about admission criteria plus the advantages of attending UCF. It was a great day to be on campus as it was homecoming weekend and campus activities were in full swing. In the afternoon, the group had the privilege of attending the “Spirit Splash”, the yearly kickoff to homecoming. At the end of the day, the group was treated to a private information session about preparing for college with Dr. Rebecca McCloud, Director of the SDES TRiO programs.
Another exciting tour is planned for the spring of 2014. The Prep Club, open to all Habitat homeowners’ children, always welcomes new members and has exciting events planned monthly. To sign up please contact Megan Simon at 772-562-9860 x230 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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