Volunteers put finishing touches on Habitat homes
OAKLAND PARK, Fla. (WSVN) -- An organization known for giving families in need a home rolled up their sleeves to make another family's dream come true.
Volunteers by the dozens helped to build homes with hammers, nails and hours of work. "Habitat for Humanity's history is about building community partnership with the community," said Perry Ecton, director of Habitat for Humanity of Broward.
JM Family Enterprises teamed up with Habitat for Humanity of Broward once again for the final touches on a home in Oakland Park.
The house, not complete without the perfect paint job, had every volunteer with a brush in hand working on it. "It's a chance for communities to give back," said Ecton. "It's a chance for sponsors to have their employees to get involved, and it's a chance for people just to get to know people as people."
The home will soon belong to a family in need and JM Family Enterprises is no stranger to the process. They have worked on countless Habitat homes. In fact, they work hand-in-hand with future homeowners who put in over 3,000 hours of sweat equity themselves. "To watch the joy that they have when we complete a house that is theirs, which they help build and they put the sweat equity for, it really is a wonderful feeling," said Colin Brown of JM Family Enterprises.
Habitat for Humanity of Broward has built over 300 homes, 23 of them in collaboration with JM Family Enterprises. "This is our 21st, 22nd and 23rd build, and it's been a great partnership between our company and Habitat, and it's also, as you can see from our associates who are here, it's a great team building exercise," said Brown.
If you would like to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, visit the websites linked above.
Channel 7 is a proud sponsor of Habitat for Humanity.
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