Habitat For Humanity Gives Lafave Family Fresh Start

By  //  August 9, 2014

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ABOVE VIDEO: Pauline Clark talks about how Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County changed her life and the neighborhood she grew up in.

BREVARD COUNTY • PALM BAY, FLORIDA — Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County will dedicate a newly renovated home to the LaFave family on Saturday, Aug.16, at 10 a.m.

Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County will dedicate a newly renovated home to the LaFave family on Saturday, Aug.16, at 10 a.m.

Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County will dedicate a newly renovated home to the LaFave family on Saturday, Aug.16, at 10 a.m. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

Bank of America donated the property to Habitat located at 1055 Colonnade Avenue SE inPalm Bay.

The LaFave family, and a team of volunteers from the community, renovated the property.

“I would like to express my sincere gratitude and heartfelt thanks to all the volunteers – all the ones I met and all the ones that I didn’t who worked on my home,” said Nancy Lafave. 

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The LaFave family, above, and a team of volunteers from the community, renovated the property at 1055 Colonnade Avenue SE inPalm Bay. (Image for SpaceCoastDaily.com)

“This just isn’t a house it is a safe environment for my children that they can call home. It is a fresh starting point that begins a new chapter in our lives.

“It has been a long process over that past few years where we have worked to get to this point. Knowing so many people were behind us and supporting us to make our dream come true. Businesses like Bank of America are taking action and assisting the community and families like mine, to make dreams come true. From the bottom of our hearts we thank Habitat and the numerous volunteers that put hours in to make dreams come true for our family,” 

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.

Wendy Byrnes

Wendy Byrnes

“Families like Nancy and her daughters, who would not otherwise be able to see home ownership as a future, are made possible with the help of businesses like Bank of America partnering with Habitat,” said Wendy Byrnes, acting director of Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County, Inc.

DEDICATED TO ELIMINATING SUBSTANDARD HOUSING

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.

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 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.

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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 at www.facebook.com/HabitatBrevardCounty or at www.twitter.com/BrevardHabitat


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