Local university donates tools to Habitat
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) -- A South Florida university donated thousands of dollars worth of tools to help Habitat for Humanity.
Hammers, hand saws and several other tools were donated to Habitat for Humanity on Thursday after burglars stole about $15,000 in tools from the organization's Oakland Park work site. "That is such a blessing," said Habitat for Humanity's Nancy Daly. "We need these tools so badly. We have the crew coming out this weekend. We need these tools."
An employee from Everest University saw Habitat's story on Channel 7 and immediately got to work. "I saw the story come up on Channel 7 News, I believe it was the 4:30 edition, and I texted my campus president immediately, 'We've got to do something immediately,'" said Martin Levert.
Last Wednesday, burglars broke into a container belonging to Habitat filled with finishing tools. The crooks took everything inside. "Once my staff and students heard about that, they said, 'Oh, no. That is unacceptable for us. We want to do something about that,'" said Everest University president Stephen Guidry. "So they started collecting, getting donations, bringing tools from their homes, and we have about $5,000 worth of stuff to donate to them."
The crew unloaded the truck full of equipment at the Habitat Restore in Fort Lauderdale. Habitat desperately needs the tools to finish the Oakland Park community. "It is so great to see the community come together. All we need to do is ask, and the community is there," said Daly.
And if you can donate any tools to Habitat for Humanity, visit their website, linked above.
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