Interfaith Home Dedication

Our home dedications are usually hands on; meaning everyone places their hands on the new home while prayers and blessings are said. But, as you can imagine, with COVID social distancing regulations to follow, that just wasn’t possible! Leave it to Sheryl Boddy, our Director of Family Services, to come up with an ingenious way for everyone to be attached to the home and still maintain safe distancing!

While our faith partners were giving well wishes to our new homeowners, everyone was given a ribbon to hold that was attached to the front door of the home. Not only were all the attendees attached to the home, it was quite beautiful to see the colorful ribbons streaming outward from the front door!

Eleven months to the day from the groundbreaking ceremony and two years after Markish Harris came into the Manatee Habitat New Homeowner Program, Rev. Dr. Bobbie Blackburn from Trinity Lutheran Church of Bradenton gave Markisha a bible and said the dedication prayers!

Thanks you all the faith groups who participated in raising the funds to build this home and participating in building the home! Markisha and her children are now able to purchase this beautiful home with a 0% interest loan now that they have completed their 300 hours of sweat equity! Oh and FYI, Markisha completed her 300 hours in two years while also working full time and raising a baby, and two teenagers!

Congratulation to the Harris Family!

Thank-You to our Interfaith Build Sponsors

Emmanuel United Methodist Church
Faith Untied Church of Christ
Harvest United Methodist Church
Knights of Columbus Our Lady of the Angels
Palma Sola Presbyterian Church
Peace Presbyterian Church
St. Armands Key Lutheran Church
St. Joseph Catholic Church
Temple Beth ‘El
The Islamic Society of Sarasota & Bradenton
Trinity Lutheran Church of Bradenton

Thank You to our Corporate and Foundation Sponsors

Ralph French Family Foundation and JP Morgan/Chase

Welcome-home Gifts
Boys bedroom furnishings from St. Joseph Catholic Church Youth Ministry Leaf leaf blower, pots, pans and utensils from Harvest United Methodist Church Mower, Shovel and rake from Palma Sola Presbyterian Kitchen Blender from Temple Beth El

Volunteer Groups

Bradenton Christian Reformed Church
Church Women United in Manatee County
Episcopal Church of the Annunciation
Faith United Methodist Church
Family of God United Methodist Church
First Christian Church
Gloria Dei Evangelical Lutheran Church
Kirkwood Presbyterian Church
Knights of Columbus Assembly
Living Lord Lutheran Church
Our Daily Bread of Bradenton
Redeemer Lutheran Church
Roser Memorial Community Church
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
Sugar Creek Country Club Activities Association
The Church at Bradenton
West Bradenton Baptist Church