April, 2021
Raising the Roof
Your support ensures that Habitat can continue to build affordable homes in Pasco County. Your help means that families in need of affordable housing can build and buy their own home. Having a safe place to call home means the world to Habitat families, who have struggled with finding housing which allows their families to flourish. If you have questions about how YOU can support Habitat, visit our website to find out more.
Sweat Equity: What is it?
At Habitat for Humanitysweat equity is a new homeowner investing in their home or one for another family. It's not a form of payment, but an opportunity to work alongside volunteers who give their time to bring to life a family's dream of owning a home.

Sweat equity is not a simple programmatic requirement. Rather, sweat equity is an exciting cornerstone to the Habitat ministry, designed to meet important objectives: partnership, pride in homeownership, and development of skills and knowledge. Applicants learn about the construction and maintenance issues they will face after occupancy. We would like applicants to experience the pride of homeownership and accomplishment of their goals. We hope that the hours spent working on sweat equity will be both enjoyable and rewarding and that the partnership we form will continue long after the homebuyer moves in.

Habitat families can accept donated sweat equity hours from friends and family who volunteer on a Habitat home. Families with only one adult must personally complete at least 200 sweat equity hours and can have up to 200 sweat equity hours donated. Families with two or more adults must personally complete 300 sweat equity hours and can have up to 100 sweat equity hours donated.

Mike and Charlotte Arnold's church family came by on March 13th to work on their home in Dade City. Habitat families appreciate volunteers like those from Calvary Assembly Church, who not only help with the actual work of building but also help with their sweat equity hours.
Volunteers from Calvary Assembly
Consider a Team Building Day
Habitat for Humanity of East and Central Pasco County welcomes local businesses, civic clubs and churches to volunteer at a Habitat jobsite. In addition to building stronger teams, volunteering for Habitat provides a unique way to give back to your community. A Team Build engages co-workers and friends in a way that encourage stronger relationships, all while learning new skills.

Habitat provides all the tools, building materials, and training for your Team Build; no construction experience is needed. Teams are encouraged to contribute a tax-deductible donation in conjunction with their build day.

Some of the benefits of a Team Building volunteer day include:
• helping employees, congregations or club members to get to know one another better
• Allows volunteers to experience first-hand giving back to the community and helping others, especially when working side by side with the Habitat partner family.
• Reinforces how important effective communication is
• Creates unity among members of your team                                                  
• Reinforces the fact that a team of individuals can accomplish more working together than an individual working alone
• No construction experience necessary

Contact Melissa Parks for more information.

Everyone deserves a decent place to live, and everyone can do something today to help make that possible for another family. Your support changes lives. Watch this video to see how YOU are part of something BIG!
Habitat is raffling off another beautiful children's playhouse. Built by Habitat volunteers, this playhouse will be the jewel of your backyard. You can see the playhouse at the Habitat ReStore, 4700 Allen Road in Zephyrhills.
You can purchase tickets at the ReStore or ONLINE
Winner need not be present to win. Winner is responsible for moving and setting up the playhouse.

The Habitat ReStore
You Can Make a Difference!