Florida Tech To Host Habitat for Humanity Build Feb. 21

By  //  February 10, 2014


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In Partnership with BOA, Harris Corp.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Florida Institute of Technology will further its long-standing relationship with Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County with an on-campus “build” of a Habitat House structure Feb. 21, 8:30 a.m.-noon.

Next  Saturday Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County, Inc.will dedicate the new home of Lolisha Williams and her son at 1121 Masterson Street in Melbourne. (Habitat For Humanity image)

Next Saturday Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County, Inc.will dedicate the new home of Lolisha Williams and her son at 1121 Masterson Street in Melbourne. (Habitat For Humanity image)

A short ceremony will take place at 9:30 with Florida Tech President and CEO Anthony J. Catanese and Habitat for Humanity President and CEO Joe Gassman.

The effort will be led by students in the university’s construction management program and Harris Corporation employees. They will raise the exterior walls in the parking lot behind the Florida Tech Commons building at the corner of Babcock Street and University Boulevard.

Florida Institute of Technology will further its long-standing relationship with Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County with an on-campus “build” of a Habitat House structure Feb. 21, 8:30 a.m.-noon. A short ceremony will take place at 9:30 with Florida Tech President and CEO Anthony J. Catanese and Habitat for Humanity President and CEO Joe Gassman.

After the framing has been completed on campus, the structure will be transported to a prepared building site at 2391 Sarno Road for completion, and a wall-raising ceremony with Harris Corp. will be on Feb. 22.

Anthony Catanese

Anthony Catanese

The property was donated by Bank of America Construction.

The new residents will by Henry Morales and Brianna James, who are engaged to be married. “This is something that wouldn’t have happened without the help of Habitat. We would not be able to afford a house,” said James, who is confined to a wheelchair.

In preparation for this effort, the Florida Tech students have been participating in other local Habitat projects for the past month in Melbourne, Palm Bay and Titusville.

The public is invited to participate in the build at Florida Tech. For more information, contact Prof. Ralph V. Locurcio, PE, head of the construction management program, at locurcio@fit.edu.

DEDICATED TO ELIMINATING SUBSTANDARD HOUSING

Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope.

Melbourne High School (Brevard Public Schools) SWAT: Molly Delaney, Mark Braswell, Marshall Wolk, Sean Hayard, Mason Palanti, Jane Higgins, Mia El-Khazen, Brit Chesley, Madisan Wolk, Erina Colombo, Madi Hetico & Brianna Ridri thank you for all your help today!

Melbourne High School students Molly Delaney, Mark Braswell, Marshall Wolk, Sean Hayard, Mason Palanti, Jane Higgins, Mia El-Khazen, Brit Chesley, Madisan Wolk, Erina Colombo, Madi Hetico and Brianna Ridri help get a house ready for Habitat For Humanity. (Habitat For Huamnity image)

Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions.

Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.

Since 1985, this affiliate has provided more than 314 families with the opportunity of home ownership in partnership with many individuals, businesses, organizations and members of the faith community.

For more information, visit www.brevardhabitat.com, or follow us at www.facebook.com/HabitatBrevardCounty or at www.twitter.com/BrevardHabitat


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