The full house sponsorship will build Houston County Habitat's 57th home.
This generous donation continues the Foundation's commitment to meeting the basic needs of the communities it serves through additional financial support for housing, transitional support and client service programs. "No individual or family should have to worry about the basic needs of food or shelter," said Carol Jenkins Barnett, President of Publix Super Markets Charities. "I am honored our Foundation is continuing my father's legacy of supporting the communities Publix serves. And I am so proud of our Publix associates for giving their time and talents to building houses and providing hope to those in need."
Publix employees are happy to contribute to this project. "We will have teams of store associates coming from our local Houston County stores and also traveling from as far as Atlanta for the duration of this build to get the job done.", said Publix District Manager, J.P. Watterson.
The home will be in partnership with Robert and Jessica Rivera and three children. The wall-raising event for the Rivera family will take place shortly as soon as the weather dries up and we are able to pour the concrete slab. Please stay tuned for the actual date. Construction will take approximately four months. The home will be located in the Warner Robins revitalization Wellston Villas neighborhood.
The Rivera's will also work alongside Houston County Habitat construction crew leaders and local volunteers as they contribute the required sweat equity hours. They then will pay it forward by purchasing an affordable zero-interest mortgage for the home at closing.
"This is a momentous time for Houston County Habitat and our partner families," said Resource Development Director, Cheryl Glover. "We deeply appreciate this generous donation and are grateful to be one of 125 Habitat affiliates chosen by Publix Super Markets Charities and one of the 7 selected in the state of Georgia. Its wonderful partners like Publix that help us sustain and have success in our mission. They are a staple contributor in our community and are making a positive difference in the lives of our community members."
Rivera Family Photo Credit: A Betta Image by Etta Kelly