Six homes in five days!
Six homes in five days!
  January 2022                                                                                          Donate now

Builders Blitz 2022: We're building 6 homes in 5 days!

In this issue of Habitat Happenings we feature a sneak peek to Builders Blitz 2022, which kicks off Feb. 7. This is an amazing effort to help change lives and the communities in which we serve.
Meet our six homeowners and the five builders who are donating their labor and materials to make dreams come true below! 

Blitz 2022 homeowners 

This year’s Blitz will change the lives of six Central Florida families! Below, they tell us what home means to them. You can read their full stories here.

Daniel & Oriana
Builder: PCL Construction

“A home is a place that not only blesses the family within, but the community it’s around,” Daniel said. “Home has always been like a lighthouse where you can come to find rest and peace but also to bring others to it for fellowship.”

Maria & Desmon
Builder: Pulte Homes

“We want to pass on something to our son that he can have forever,” Desmon said. “We want to show him hard work and determination is always worth it. We want to show him that his mom and I love each other and him and are determined to make a difference in our family no matter what we go through." 

Builder: Pulte Homes

“It’s so exciting and is a huge relief to finally have something that is my own. After all these years, I will have a stable place for my son when he visits me from college. I’m so thankful!”

Builder: Jack Jennings & Sons

“I believe 100 percent that my home will help me create the future I want. My home will be a safe space to create my own world, have my own energy to think freely and creatively, and accomplish my goals.”

Builder: Walker & Company

“I want my children to have what I never had and always wanted – a real home that’s ours for a lifetime. It’s been my dream to have a home for the longest time. I am so excited I don’t know what I’ll do.” 

Builder: Park Square Homes

“Home is something I always wanted as a kid but didn’t necessarily get. Home to me means everything. It means that I have a reliable place to return to every day. Something I own and worked for.".
Read their full stories

Supporter Spotlight: Blitz 2022 builders

Thanks to (top row, from left) Jack Jennings & Sons, Walker & Company, PCL Construction, (bottom row, from left) Pulte Homes and Park Square Homes. These companies, along with their subcontractors and vendors, will donate the cost of building a home. Special thanks to Pulte Homes, who will build two homes at this year’s event.
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Closing time

Congratulations to Jaquira, who closed on her Habitat home in Juniper Bend last week! It was extra special since it was her daughter's 2nd birthday. Her little girl helped pass the documents and drew pictures during the closing.
Learn more about our homeownership program

Welcome to our 2022 Board of Directors class

We welcomed eight community leaders to our Board of Directors this month (pictured below in this order):
  • Chris W. Rollins, President, Williams Company Management Group
  • Cliff Long, CIPS, RCE, President, Orlando Regional Realtor Association
  • George B. Huddleston, Principal/Orlando Office Leader, Catalyst Design Group
  • LaShawnda K. Jackson, Attorney/Partner, RumbergerKirk
  • Ohme Entin, FACHE, President, Orlando Health St. Cloud Hospital
  • Paul A. Sohl, Rear Adm. USN (ret), CEO, Florida High Tech Corridor
  • Reginald J. White, Operating Unit Engineering Lead, Northrup Grumman
  • Robert F. Stuart, Jr., Senior Government Affairs Consultant, GrayRobinson, P.A.
After not adding to our Board in 2021 due to the uncertainty of the pandemic, the 2022 class is the biggest in recent history.

“We’re excited to have such a diverse group of talented leaders join our Board this year to further our work to address the affordable housing crisis,” CEO Catherine Steck McManus said.

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Monthly Milestone: 2018

As we look back on our 35th anniversary, we think about all of the great things our volunteers have accomplished. We are also particularly proud about the fact that in 2018, we changed our name from Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando and Osceola County. This action helped expand our overall footprint in Central Florida allowing us to help more people in need.
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Shop at Target? Here's how you can support us at the same time

We’re participating in the Target Circle program! You can vote for Habitat for Humanity Greater Orlando & Osceola County and help direct Target’s giving to help us build homes and change lives. Just login to your Target account online or on the mobile app and follow the prompts and instructions to vote!
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