On Saturday December 7th 2016, Sunstate Bank’s Executive Vice President and COO Ms. Yvonne Debesa participated together with the Miami Habitat's Women's Leadership Council in a Women Build. Since 1989, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami has been working to eradicate poverty housing and homelessness by offering low-income families an opportunity to build and purchase a home of their own.
Sunstate Bank has been sponsoring the organization since 2016, when the bank participated in fundraising for Habitat’s Women Leadership Council. As a project for the coming New Year, the Sunstate team landscaped and a Women’s Build sponsored construction of a new house at Liberty City for Ms. Johnson, a single Mother of two children. The happy owner will finally be able to move into the new house in early 2017. From Sunstate Bank we are proud to continually help the Community and improve our neighbor’s quality of life. We wish a happy life to Ms. Johnson and her family in her new home.
About Women's Build
Since 1997, 11 Women Build homes have been built in Miami with volunteers from all walks of life. Though our neighborhoods are comprised largely of women and children, they are also the populations most likely to be affected by poor living conditions. Our Women Build events provide the opportunity for women to take a proactive step in serving their communities. The proceeds of this event will be directed toward construction costs of a Women Build home.
About Habitat For Humanity
Since 1989, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami has been working to eradicate poverty housing by offering low-income families an opportunity to build and purchase a home of their own. The families must invest a minimum of 250 hours of “sweat equity” on their homes and the homes of other partner families prior to purchasing the homes with a zero percent mortgage. Habitat is a Non-Profit, Christian ministry that houses people of all faiths and backgrounds. Funding for Habitat’s mission comes from individual and corporate donations, grants, proceeds of home sales and ReStore revenues. Habitat’s ReStore sells donated home improvement goods such as furniture, appliances and more.