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Pensacola Habitat for Humanity Elects Dr. Rev. Gene Franklin as New Board Chairman

Dr. Rev. Gene Franklin as New Board Chairman of Habitat for Humanity
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Pensacola Habitat for Humanity is excited to announce Dr. Rev. Gene Franklin as the newly elected chairman of the Pensacola Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors.


Franklin has been a member of the board since 2018 and has been active on several committees, including finance, land, and governance, and involved with many events organized by Pensacola Habitat. He will serve as chairman of the board for the next two years.

“Gene brings diverse and deep experience holding leadership positions in the military, business, ministry, and community development. We are beyond thrilled to work with Gene and the entire board as we continue to grow the organization and have a greater impact on the community in which we live and serve,” stated Sam Young, President, and CEO of Pensacola Habitat for Humanity.

This year, Pensacola Habitat is on track to build 53 homes, nearly doubling their previous year’s production of 27 homes. Pensacola Habitat board members seek to fulfill its mission of bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Alongside the newly elected Franklin, Pensacola Habitat will continue to provide affordable housing across Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties.

“Pensacola Habitat is a jewel that is doing its part to address a vital need in the community and region. A ministry demonstrating the love of Christ through the works of faith toward those in the margin. Partnering and volunteering with Pensacola Habitat provides an opportunity for all involved to improve the quality of life for deserving families and create a better community for us all,” stated Franklin.

Pensacola Habitat is always looking for community members who are passionate about affordable housing to join their committees. For more information on how you can get involved, email info@pensacolahabitat.org!

To learn more about Pensacola Habitat for Humanity and its mission, visit 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 pensacolahabitat.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 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.