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St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity Dedicates Eighth New Home Built in Partnership with St. Lucie Battery
June 6, 2020 - St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity (SLHFH) is pleased to dedicate the eighth affordable home built in partnership with St. Lucie Battery & Tire (SLBT). Since 2008, SLBT has helped eight St. Lucie County families achieve homeownership through the Community Contribution Tax Credit Program (CCTCP). This program is a State of Florida funded incentive to encourage Florida businesses to make donations toward community development and housing projects for low-income persons, and to date, SLBT’s partnership with SLHFH has returned $516,930.00 in sales tax dollars to our community. With each Habitat home sponsorship, SLBT helps build a better community for all of us.
St. Lucie Habitat’s partnership with SLBT originally began as a way to teach high school students valuable construction skills. Now, with each sponsorship, dozens of SLBT team members work alongside Habitat families and volunteer over 200 hours of work on a Habitat home. Painting, landscaping, and raising walls are just a few of the skills SLBT team members bring to the construction site.
The vacant lot that this latest SLHFH/SLBT home was built on is the sixth out of seven lots donated by the City of Port St. Lucie to SLHFH for affordable housing. “We are honored by our St. Lucie Battery & Tire and City of Port St. Lucie partners,” said Melissa Winstead, SLHFH’s Development & Marketing Director. “With their help, and the help of like-minded, forward-thinking community members, our community can build back stronger and make the the lack of affordable housing a thing of the past.”
For more information about how you and your business can get involved with St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity’s work, call Melissa Winstead at 772-464-1117, ext. 103, or email Melissa@StLucieHabitat.org.
About St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity
To date, St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity has built 77 new homes and completed 93 home repairs. St. Lucie Habitat for Humanity, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and since 1996, has worked in St. Lucie County to empower struggling working families who want to achieve homeownership.
Habitat homebuyers 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 home ownership, we empower. www.stluciehabitat.org.
About St. Lucie Battery & Tire
For over 45 years, St. Lucie Battery & Tire has been the Home of Honest, Reliable Service. With 14 locations serving the Treasure Coast, Okeechobee, and Palm Beach communities there is a location near you. To schedule a quote or an auto repair or service appointment, call 1-866-779-4071.