October 14, 2014
$50K Gift from Community Bank & Trust of Florida Offers Alachua Habitat for Humanity Women Build Chapter an Opportunity to Build House #8
Gainesville- The groundbreaking ceremony of a new home celebrates the start of a collaboration of what local organizations working together can accomplish.
Community Bank & Trust of Florida donated $50,000 toward the material expense of a new Alachua Habitat for Humanity home. The City of Gainesville donated the property at 1761 SE 4th Ave. and Alachua Habitat for Humanity Women Build Chapter will contribute the volunteer labor and oversight for the construction of the home for the Lisa Brooks’ family in East Gainesville.
“A large number of people have worked together to make this build a reality,” Women Build Chapter Chair Rachel Walters said. “I think this perfectly embodies the spirit of Habitat for Humanity. We look forward as an organization to renewing friendships, sharing skills with new volunteers and continuing to make Women Build a key community partner in the fight against poverty in Alachua County.”
Women Build’s goal is to empower and mentor women of all ages in construction techniques and help them develop skill confidence. “Every volunteer leaves with more than just a good feeling of helping a family, they leave with a new skill, a confidence boost and the knowledge that they matter and are truly making a difference in the world,” Walters said.
Community Bank & Trust employees will also participate as volunteers on the build site.
"We are excited about the opportunity to sponsor this Habitat for Humanity home here in Alachua County,” said Hugh Dailey, president of Community Bank & Trust of Florida. “We have a tradition of supporting Habitat for Humanity, both with home sponsorships and volunteer hours with four previous homes in Marion County."
Community Bank & Trust of Florida was established in 1998. The bank is a member of the FDIC and currently has 11 full-service banking offices with locations in Belleview, Gainesville, Ocala, Summerfield and The Villages. Its primary businesses are comprised of deposit, credit, trust, residential loans, commercial loans and investment services. The company has over $597 million in assets and employs 129 people.