Habitat Scoop

MEETINGS...

Habitat Middle Keys holds quarterly meetings that are open for anyone interested in getting more involved. They are held on the 3rd Monday of January, April, July and October. At these meetings we discuss our current operations, mission and future plans. The meetings are held at 6:00 p.m. at 8055 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, Florida. Please join us and meet our Board of Directors and other key volunteers. Help us put God's love into action and build homes, communities and hope.

Working Committee Meetings......
In addition to our quarterly meetings, our working committees meet on a regular basis to discuss the specifics of what is happening in each of their areas of focus. If you would like to contribute in any of the following committees:

  • Church & Community Relations
  • Site Selection & Building
  • Family Selection
  • Family Support
  • Resource Development & Fundraising

Please contact our Executive Director @ 305-743-9828 / [email protected] and she will put you in contact with the committee chairperson to inform you of the next meeting.


February 2020

Habitat Middle Keys is beyond thrilled to receive a very generous $10,000 Homeownership For All grant from Florida Realtors and our local Marathon and Lower Keys Association of Realtors. This grant is made possible by people who purchase the Homeownership For All License Plate which is available at your local tag office. Please purchase one today.

This grant will be used for build cost of current homes we are working on.

www.homeownershipforall.org

$10,000 Homeownership For All grant from Florida Realtors


February 2020

Marathon, FL February 2020

Jolly Roger RV Resort is not just the perfect destination spot in the middle Florida Keys, it is 11 acres of the friendliest staff and most giving residents you could meet.

On Feb. 14, 2020 the resort held its Annual Spaghetti Dinner which couples as their Valentine's Day Fundraiser. Each year, this amazing group who call Marathon their second home, come together and select a charity to benefit from this yearly fundraiser. In 2020, Habitat for Humanity of the Middle Keys was blessed to be selected as the recipient of their hard work. There were over 150 residents in attendance and over seven 6' long tables filled with spectacular auction items donated from businesses and individuals in the community.
Months of planning and pounding the pavement resulted in a most successful event. Jolly Roger RV Resort donated an amazing $4,656.00 to Habitat through their efforts.

The money raised was used directly to purchase the flooring needed for 2 of the 4 homes that Habitat is currently building. As Habitat Middle Keys says, "It takes and Island" and Jolly Roger residents proved that to be true. They have selected Habitat Middle Keys to benefit from this event in 2021.

For more information on how you can partner with Habitat on their 2020 mission of repairing 30 Irma damaged homes (YES we are still repairing from the storm) and building 11 new homes in our near future thanks to our partnership with Monroe County and the City of Marathon who came together to attain land for us to build, contact Exec Director Chris Todd Young at 305-743-9828, ext. 1 or email [email protected].

To learn more about Jolly Roger RV Resort visit them online at www.jrtp.com or call 305-289-0404

Pictured: Left to Right: Lynn King, Lynne Kaminski, Matt Bussard, Meghan Richardson, Rita Rubin, Hazel Lewis, Pam Randolph, Chris Todd Young, Joyce Cooper, Dee Hopper, LauraJean McCann, Peggy Meeks

Pictured: Left to Right: Lynn King, Lynne Kaminski, Matt Bussard, Meghan Richardson, Rita Rubin, Hazel Lewis, Pam Randolph, Chris Todd Young, Joyce Cooper, Dee Hopper, LauraJean McCann, Peggy Meeks


January 2020

Falmouth School from Maine came to Marathon in Janauary 2020 to volunteer with us. What a great group of young men and women!!! In addition, they did a fundraiser for us and contributed $3500 toward our hurricane repair program. In addition to helping us with our new builds, we partnered with St. Columba and assisted Rev. Debra in painting her new affordable rental units which will house those negatively impacted by Hurricane Irma. #FalmouthSchool #StColumba #ItTakesAnIsland #VolunteersRock #PartnershipsRock #HabitatHammersBack

See the video they created here: https://youtu.be/kcmQXjYNwDo

Falmouth School from Maine came to Marathon in Janauary 2020


January 2020... it was COLD in the Keys...

What an amazing group.... OverseasInternational.com / Overseas Travel of Florida met with us yesterday and donated $11,250 toward our Hurricane Irma Repair Program. Thank you so much for your support. #OverseasInternational #HabitatMiddleKeys #HabitatHammersBack #ItTakesAnIsland

If you still need hurricane repairs to your primary home, contact Habitat Middle Keys 305-743-9828.

Overseas Travel of Florida met with us yesterday and donated $11,250 toward our Hurricane Irma Repair Program


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