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Pensacola Habitat for Humanity Surging Toward Women Build Fundraising Goal

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Pensacola Habitat for Humanity is racing towards the finish line for its Ninth Annual Women Build, as over 140 powerful women in the community have already raised $40,000 through various fundraising efforts.

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Women Build is a Pensacola Habitat for Humanity initiative that brings women together to build another woman’s home from the ground up while fundraising for Pensacola Habitat’s mission to build homes, communities and hope. These women are nearly halfway towards the $100,000 fundraising goal as they prepare to build a home for this year’s Home Buyer Latoya and her son Jamias.

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“These Home Buyers persist through challenges and are overflowing with gratitude to become homeowners. I participate in Women Build because I want to help them achieve their life-changing dream of homeownership and build a foundation that improves their lives and our entire community,” said Casey Kuktelionis, who is participating in her fifth Women Build. “I believe God put us here to help each other and Women Build is a fun and tangible way to be of service. You’ll find me on the construction site every fall as I keep hammering away at my goal of helping to build 50 homes for 50 women in our community.”

Many of the Women Build teams are joining together for a Women Build Yard Sale on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at Marcus Pointe Baptist Church (6205 North W St). The community is invited out to check out the treasures on sale, with all proceeds going right into the campaign. The Yard Sale is part of the Women Builders’ efforts to finish strong before Build Week begins Oct. 4.

Those that can’t make it to the Yard Sale can still donate to Women Build and create or join an existing team by visiting womenbuild.pensacolahabitat.org.

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Sponsorships for Women Build are also available. Lowe’s, Gulf Winds Cares Foundation and Clear Title are among the organizations that have signed on to support Women Build. Have questions about sponsorships or ready to help? Contact Blaise Moehl at bmoehl@pensacolahabitat.org or call 850-434-5456.

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 over 1,450 homes, Pensacola Habitat seeks new and innovative ways to positively impact the community through various meaningful projects, including their Home Buyer, HUD Certified Housing Counseling, and Community Development 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.

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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.

About NeighborWorks America

For more than 40 years, Neighborhood Reinvestment Corp., a national, nonpartisan nonprofit known as NeighborWorks America, has strived to make every community a place of opportunity. Our network of excellence includes nearly 250 members in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. NeighborWorks America offers grant funding, peer exchange, technical assistance, evaluation tools, and access to training as the nation’s leading trainer of housing and community development professionals. NeighborWorks network organizations provide residents in their communities with affordable homes, owned and rented; financial counseling and coaching; community building through resident engagement; and collaboration in the areas of health, employment, and education.