The Calvo Family

Please meet Blonetha Calvo, who is excited about having her own home in Palmetto. Blonetha is originally from Ft. Lauderdale where she and her husband of 25 years lived. They both worked for Broward County Library Services. Blonetha has 3 grown children who are out of area.

In 2005 Blonetha and her husband looked for a place to retire to in Florida. They did research and settled on Manatee county because it was slower and quiet than Broward County, yet still had a lot of interesting people and things to do. So, they decided to move here for their “Golden” years. They enjoyed bowling, going to the movies, and getting together with friends. Unfortunately, in 2016, her husband passed away because of unattended health issues. Blonetha has vowed to change her lifestyle and now is an advocate of healthy eating and works out regularly. She is very happy.

She is semi retired and works part time as a care-giver. The rest of the time she enjoys going to different churches (post COVID). She loves to read, and cook and going out with friends.

She has always dreamed of owning her own house. She can hardly wait to start her hours working on Habitat homes and she has 3 good friends to help! She will be our first homeowner for our 1 bedroom/1bath in the Triangle.

Please click here to donate and help Blonetha feel the security of homeownership.