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Pensacola Habitat for Humanity Celebrates Women Across Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties raising over $94,000 for their 8th Annual Women Build

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Pensacola Habitat for Humanity celebrates 145 women across Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, raising over $94,000 for the 8th annual Pensacola Habitat Women Build.

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Since July, these women have worked together to raise funds to build a home for another local woman currently in Pensacola Habitat’s Home Buyer Program. Women Build is a Pensacola Habitat initiative that empowers women the illustrates how much can be accomplished when local women join forces to address the need for affordable housing.

“It’s the next best thing to becoming a born again Christian and giving birth to my two sons, which are both miraculous. Both give you unspeakable joy. I could not in my wildest dreams imagine the love and support that I have received from Pensacola Habitat throughout this process. It’s amazing. To have my family a part of this journey, again it’s amazing. Years and years to come, we can gather together. To God be the glory,” said Melinda, this year’s Women Build Home Buyer.

Pensacola Habitat for Humanity relies on events like Women Build to bring the community together to build homes, communities, and hope. The women participating in this year’s Women Build are made up of individuals, teams, and sponsors, including Titanium Wireless, Walmer Air Conditioning & Heating Co., Bank of America- Merrill Lynch, Habitat for Humanity International, Lowe’s, Gulf Power, Frisky Dolphin, Kevin Hausfeld P.A., Stern Chiropractic, Eager Beaver Professional Tree Care, Liberty Pet Care.

“Community support is what makes Pensacola Habitat for Humanity so successful. These women throughout our community have come together to raise over $94,000 so that a local Pensacola Woman could have an affordable place to call home. This is what Pensacola Habitat is all about, and nothing can stop us as long as we have the support from our community,” said Crystal Scott, Pensacola Habitat’s VP of Development and Communications.

Team SWAT Build Sisters is this year’s top fundraising team, raising a total of $18,100. This is their 5th Year participating in Women Build and their 2nd year being the top fundraising team.
“SWAT Build Sisters believe in building hope, love, and support for everyone in our community! We believe that everyone should have a place to call home. Pensacola Habitat for Humanity represents all of that! That is why we are excited to be a part of this amazing collective in building communities of hope year after year,” said Tammy Lynn Barr, SWAT Build Sisters team leader and this year’s top fundraiser.

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Pensacola Habitat Women Builders are so close to reaching their new goal of $100,000. To help them reach their goal, visit womenbuild.pensacolahabitat.org.

About Pensacola Habitat for Humanity

Founded in 1981, Pensacola Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, non-denominational, Christian ministry whose purpose is to improve communities through sustainable partnerships. Having built and renovated 1,400 homes, Pensacola Habitat seeks new and innovative ways to positively impact the community through various meaningful projects, including their Home Buyer and Neighborhood Revitalization programs. Pensacola Habitat for Humanity offers unique financing opportunities to qualified applicants to provide affordable home ownership in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. For more information, visit rethinkhabitat.org.

About Habitat for Humanity International

Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in more than 1,300 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.

About NeighborWorks America

For nearly 40 years, Neighborhood Reinvestment Corp. (d/b/a NeighborWorks America), a national, nonpartisan, nonprofit, has created opportunities for people to improve their lives and strengthen their communities by providing access to homeownership and safe, affordable rental housing. In the last five years, NeighborWorks organizations have generated more than $27.2 billion in reinvestment in these communities. NeighborWorks America is the nation’s leading trainer of community development and affordable housing professionals. For more information, visit nw.org.

About Pensacola Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Our local Habitat for Humanity Restore supports Pensacola Habitat for Humanity’s mission of building homes, communities and hope. Revenue earned by selling donated furniture, appliances, building materials, and more is reinvested in our community to provide affordable homeownership options to families in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. Together we are changing lives right here at home. For more information, visit pensacolarestore.com.