Success Stories

See how hard work and your support can change lives.

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 ...

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The Bibbins Family

US Army Veteran Terry Bibbins is our next prospective homeowner. Terry was raised right here in Palmetto and after graduating from Palmetto High he enlisted ...

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The Edwards Family

Manatee Habitat is happy to introduce you the Edwards family. Shana is a hard-working single mom to 3 boys and a girl. Shane is 20, ...

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The Lee Family

Manatee Habitat is happy to introduce you to our newest family entering the Home Buyer Program LaShawn’te Lee and her three children! Victoria, 10, Isaac ...

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The Padro Family

Manatee Habitat is happy to introduce you to our newest family entering the Home Buyer Program, The Padro Family. Carmen, Melquisedec 15, Nayely 13, and ...

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The Vazquez Family

Yvette is a single mom who started working at the age of 12 by helping her mother who always made sure there was food on ...

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The Nieves Family

Ketty and Diego comprise the Nieves family. Diego is 9 years old and they love to play games, cook and make crafts together. Ketty is ...

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The Hernandez-Cooper Family

Mark met Belkin through mutual friends in 2018 and were able to communicate through Google translate on their phones. They fell in love and got ...

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The Sittig Family

The Sittig family is Jasmine, her daughter Ari’yanna and son Ja’sai. Jasmine has worked in the medical field as a admission coordinator for Operation Par ...

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Celeste

“To know that I didn’t have to move again, that this was going to be my kid’s forever home – that mattered to me”

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Yesenia

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Nell

“The staff were so nice and answered all my questions and got me signed up.  All the volunteers and crew were wonderful. I thank God for it every day”

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The Kendalls

“What a wonderful outpouring of love we are receiving”

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Markisha

“Owning my own home will change my life for the better because it will become one of the biggest accomplishments for me and my family!”

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Robin

“This is a gift from God.  That is the best way for me to explain it.”

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Tomacita

“To own my own home would be a dream come true.  It would be a blessing not only for me and my son but for my family and grandchildren. My family and friends are happy that you are giving me this opportunity and who are also very willing to help build my home.”

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Emilio

“The love of my family keeps me going and I’m doing this for them”

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Mariam

“I’m helping build my own home, and helping build the homes of others just like me who have always dreamed of becoming homeowners and now have the opportunity to give back. I know that I put in hard work to build my home and take even more pride in it”.

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Martiza

“I’ve prayed for this for so long. It’s a wonderful feeling to bring your child up in a community that you helped build – it shows her that anything is possible”

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