Following the catastrophic event of Hurricane Ian hitting South Florida, Pensacola Habitat for Humanity is gathering and delivering emergency relief supplies to support the thousands of individuals and families that were adversely impacted by the hurricane’s path of destruction in recent days.
Pensacola Habitat for Humanity is uniquely positioned to lend county-wide coordination, warehousing and storage, as well as transportation of donated supplies from the local community. The organization will work with local officials, businesses, churches and volunteers to help neighboring Habitat for Humanity affiliates in Hillsborough, Collier, and Lee Counties, located near Tampa, Naples and Fort Myers, for the immediate distribution of goods to impacted individuals, families and communities. These Habitat for Humanity partners will coordinate the local distribution of products gathered and delivered from the greater Pensacola region.
Pensacola Habitat for Humanity is asking their local community members and partners for donations of bottled water (all sizes), non-perishable food items, baby food, plastic silverware, toothbrushes and toothpaste, soap, shampoo, toilet paper, wet wipes, diapers, feminine products, mops, shovels, rakes, tarps, chain saws and more. Donations are greatly appreciated and can be dropped off Monday – Friday 7:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M. at the Pensacola Habitat for Humanity Warehouse located at 300 W. Leonard St., Pensacola, FL 32501.
“We are grateful to have been spared this devastation but are deeply saddened and concerned for our brothers and sisters in south Florida. In times like these, our mission extends beyond our local communities, and we feel a deep responsibility to step in and provide support,” says Sam Young, Pensacola Habitat for Humanity President and CEO.
For a full list of recommended donations or to donate to the hurricane relief monetarily, go to www.Pensacolahabitat.org/FloridaStrong.
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, 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.
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.