Breaking Ground in More Than One Way

December 29, 2014

Habitat for Humanity Orlando continues to make strides towards its mission of providing affordable housing for low-income, hard-working families first by creating Orlando’s first community of Habitat Homes with the Stag Horn Villas community, and more recently by breaking ground on a brand new community called Butler’s Preserve. Late 2013, Habitat for Humanity Orlando completed a community of Habitat Homes, the first of its kind within this organization. Staghorn Villas began in 2009, and now provides villa homes for 58 deserving families.

Our very own Habitat ReStore Manager James Brey is very proud of the impact Habitat for Humanity has done and even contributed himself to the project, “I pounded at least one nail into every single Stag Horn Villa home.”

With the Butler’s Preserve community, Habitat for Humanity aims to build 56 single family homes, varying in size from two to five bedrooms, on a 38 acre site. This ambitious goal will help transform the lives of many deserving families.

With the recent expansion of our new store location near the Florida Mall, the Orlando ReStores plan to continue to raise money by selling new and gently used furniture, home accessories, building materials, and appliances to the public at a fraction of the retail price. The Habitat for Humanity ReStore will pick up your gently used items, with the proceeds from the sale of those items going towards continuing our mission of providing homes for those in need.

Through donations and funds generated from the ReStore, as well as contributions from local businesses and volunteers, Habitat for Humanity Orlando plans on continuing to transform the lives of these hard-working families through the American dream of homeownership.