Bradenton, FL (January 26) - Please join Yesenia Garcia and her family and friends to celebrate the dedication of her new house built by Manatee County Habitat for Humanity volunteers. The new home located at 1106 17th Ave. West in Bradenton will be dedicated on Saturday, Feb. 4th at 12:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
Yesenia entered the Habitat Home Buyer program November 21, 2014 and has been working steadily towards achieving the goal of home ownership. She represents the 126th Habitat family to become a first time homeowner through Manatee County Habitat for Humanity.
When Yesenia started the program she said, “I would like to own my own home to have a stable home for my children that is safe and that I can afford.” Now she sees that dream coming true as she has been building her home with Habitat volunteers each week since construction started in July. In addition, as part of the Habitat Home Buyer program, Yesenia has participated in home ownership and financial education classes.
Her home is also the 100th house built under the supervision Bruce Winter, Manatee Habitat Construction Director. It is the first of several Habitat homes being built in the City of Bradenton near Village of the Arts.
Manatee County Habitat for Humanity received funds through a Community Block Grant and purchased vacant lots in this neighborhood to build new homes. All of the planned homes have Habitat home buyers in the program. In addition, Manatee Habitat will use a holistic approach for Neighborhood Revitalization by combining new home construction, renovation, rehabilitation and education in partnership with resident groups and other organizations in the area.
Construction materials for Yesenia’s house were funded by donations from Manatee Habitat supporters and contributions from the following organizations: The City of Bradenton, Wells Fargo Housing Foundation, Bank of America Charitable Foundation, Ralph French Charitable Foundation, Pepsico Foundation, Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee and the Palm-Aire Women’s Garden Club.
A reminder to attendees: The Green Bridge will be closed due to the Regatta events on the Manatee River on Saturday, Feb. 4th. Attendees are encouraged to park at City Life Church located at 1300 17th Ave. W.