Join Habitat for Humanity of Collier County and the South Florida PGA Foundation as they come together for a wall-raising, the first on-site step in building a home for a family in need of decent, affordable housing in our community.
The SFPGA Build, featuring a kick-off and the hallmark of a Habitat build, the wall-raising, will happen Saturday, May 2, at 8 a.m. in the Regal Acres community in East Naples. The address is 10552 Majestic Circle, Naples.
“We are very grateful to the South Florida PGA and the high-profile visibility that this partnership brings to Habitat for Humanity’s work in Collier County. The strong local golfing community relies upon course maintenance workers, club kitchen staff, landscapers and housekeepers, many of whom are Habitat homeowners or seeking affordable homeownership opportunities. Working with the South Florida PGA is simply a natural fit,” said Lisa Lefkow, Executive Vice-President of Habitat Collier.
This is the fourth Habitat home that the South Florida PGA Foundation has been involved in building. Not only will the South Florida PGA Foundation provide a $50,000 donation to Habitat to fund the construction materials for the home, but throughout May and June, countless PGA professionals, friends and junior tour members will be on-site throughout the project volunteering their time and serving our community.
“We are extremely excited about our build this summer, and what we have been able to accomplish the last four years. Having the ability to make a large monetary contribution, in addition to getting our members involved in the community to help others has been our goal since 2011,” said SFPGA Foundation President Tom Wildenhaus.
The wall-raising is one of the most visible and visual parts of Habitat home building. It also marks the beginning of a family’s dream of owning their first home as they watch the first walls go up on a Habitat home.
Since 1978, Habitat Collier has built more than 1,760 homes in the Naples and Immokalee areas. Habitat for Humanity of Collier County is part of a global, non-profit housing organization operated on Christian principles. Building homes, communities and hope, the goal is to give families a “hand up” and help them buy safe, decent, affordable housing. It is one of the oldest and most successful affiliates in the world.
Please visit www.sfpgagolf.com/foundation/programs-supported/habitat-for-humanity for more information about the South Florida PGA Foundation Habitat Build.