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Habitat for Humanity earns ‘Platinum Seal of Transparency’ from GuideStar USA

2020-04-23T11:15:20-04:00April 23rd, 2020|Categories: Awards and Recognition, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

GuideStar USA has awarded the prestigious Platinum Seal of Transparency, its highest level of recognition, to Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties. According to GuideStar, platinum honorees share accurate, unbiased background information, financial statements, goals and other data that allows potential donors, funders and stakeholders to make educated decisions about nonprofits and the [...]

COVID-19 Requires Everyone Coming Together, Habitat for Humanity donates PPE to Lee Health

2020-04-03T17:36:47-04:00April 3rd, 2020|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , , |

Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties donated 375 hazmat suits, 120 pieces of eyewear, and 40 boxes of medical-grade disposable gloves to Lee Health. With an accelerating spread of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic occurring in Southwest Florida, many local hospitals are experiencing a shortage of essential medical supplies for frontline health care workers. In [...]

Habitat for Humanity transitions information meetings to webinar format

2020-03-23T12:53:05-04:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties has transitioned its Habitat Homebuyer Information Meetings to a webinar format as the nonprofit follows federal guidelines to help control the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Habitat Homebuyer Information Meetings offer an overview of the program, the application process, financial and volunteer requirements, how homebuyers are selected and [...]

Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties to close ReStores, suspend volunteer activities

2020-03-20T18:46:01-04:00March 20th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties is taking proactive measures to combat the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) by suspending all volunteer activities while also closing its four Habitat ReStores. Administrative offices in North Fort Myers also have been closed. Habitat’s ReStores in Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, South Fort Myers and North Fort [...]

Habitat for Humanity to build ‘Strong and Thriving’ community in Heritage Heights

2020-03-24T09:28:14-04:00February 7th, 2020|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , , |

Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties broke ground Feb. 7 on a new neighborhood that will empower 150 local families to build strength and stability through affordable homeownership. Heritage Heights, adjacent to the Kelly Road Soccer Complex between Gladiolus Drive and Summerlin Road in Fort Myers, will be a strong and thriving community [...]

Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties launches Cost of Home affordable housing advocacy campaign, dedicates six new Habitat homes

2019-07-03T10:27:25-04:00July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , , |

One in six households in the U.S. spend more than half their income on housing. That equates to 19 million households nationally and 52,000 households in Lee County. Committed to finding solutions and creating policies that increase home affordability, Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties launched the “Cost of Home” advocacy campaign on [...]

Becky Lucas appointed CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties

2019-06-25T11:12:04-04:00June 25th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , , |

The Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties has named Becky Lucas as chief executive officer (CEO). Her appointment follows the recent announcement that former president and CEO Katherine “Kitty” Green accepted the position of vice president for advancement at Florida Gulf Coast University. In addition to appointing Lucas as [...]

Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties celebrates successful ninth Women Build season

2019-06-07T15:15:19-04:00June 7th, 2019|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , |

Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties celebrated the successful completion of its ninth Women Build season with a Thank You Party hosted at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa in Bonita Springs. During the 2019 Women Build season, more than 332 volunteers contributed 1,872 hours to complete two new Habitat houses [...]

Becky Lucas named interim CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties

2019-05-17T18:55:35-04:00May 17th, 2019|Categories: Media Relations, News, Public Relations|Tags: , |

Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties has named Becky Lucas as interim CEO following the recent announcement that former president and CEO Katherine “Kitty” Green has accepted the position of vice president for advancement at Florida Gulf Coast University. Lucas has served Habitat for Humanity in various roles over a span of 19 [...]

Habitat for Humanity and local women volunteers complete home renovations during National Women Build Week

2016-11-08T15:01:06-05:00May 11th, 2011|Categories: Brands that Inspire, News, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

With final touches and renovations completed, Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties dedicated and presented homeowner Michelle Wolcott and her family with keys to their new home during a dedication ceremony held on Saturday, May 7 at the Cape Coral home. Throughout the week leading up to Mother’s Day, approximately 40 women volunteers [...]

Local sponsors, Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s team up for National Women Build Week

2016-11-08T15:01:06-05:00May 4th, 2011|Categories: Brands that Inspire, Events, News, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

In the days leading up to Mother’s Day, female volunteers will pound nails and raise walls at Habitat for Humanity construction sites in all 50 states in recognition of National Women Build Week, April 30 – May 8. This week, in Cape Coral, local sponsors, Lowe’s Heroes and female volunteers came together on Saturday, April [...]