Nonprofit Spotlight: Manatee County Habitat for Humanity

This week, we were thrilled to chat with Manatee County Habitat for Humanity to learn more about their mission and how we can help. Here's what they had to say.

There are many nonprofit organizations in Bradenton and the surrounding area. Each one is doing incredible work to support our community by helping those less fortunate, promoting the arts, providing education, and more.

During our nonprofit spotlight series, we’ll highlight information about a different local nonprofit each week.

Can you tell us a little bit about your mission and how you help to support our community?

For over 25 years, it’s been our privilege and honor to see people join together to build and renovate homes that offer Manatee County families the opportunity to live life from a position of strength, stability, and self-reliance. We have witnessed the power of safe shelter and how it removes barriers that block opportunity, helps families thrive, and keeps children healthy.

Founded in 1984 as an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, Manatee Habitat has built and sold 137 Habitat homes in Manatee County through home construction. An additional 25 families annually are served through our Home Preservation Program making their homes safe and secure. Manatee Habitat has built homes throughout Manatee County with communities in Palmetto, Ellenton, and a future 16 home community in Samoset.

These accomplishments have been the result of collaboration between businesses, faith organizations, municipalities, community organizations, and thousands of volunteers who each year become part of the solution to Manatee County’s affordable housing need.

Who do you serve and why?

We serve hard-working families, Veterans, the elderly, and those in need of help.

Can you describe a few of your key programs?

Critical Home Repairs for Veterans gets veterans who are at risk of homelessness off the streets and into safe affordable homes for the remainder of their lives. We build new homes and sell them to hard-working veterans and families for a 0% interest loan. We also advocate for more affordable housing.

What’s the best way our community can help?

Volunteer for one of our builds! Our homes are STILL built predominately by volunteers and we can always use the help!
Donate, donate, donate, your used goods to our Restore to be sold.
Help us fundraise for the Giving Challenge!

At Discover Bradenton, we’re incredibly thankful for Habitat for Humanity and appreciate all the good they do for our community. To learn more about this incredible organization, visit their website and follow them on Facebook!

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