Blitz Build 2013 Kicks Off


Habitat for Humanity
of Greater Miami
3800 NW 22nd Avenue
Miami, FL  33142
Phone (305) 634-3628
Fax (305) 638-4917

For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Casey Angel
Director of Communications
(305) 634-3628 ext. 215
casey [dot] angel [at] miamihabitat [dot] org
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami To Build
10 Homes in Just Two Weeks During Blitz Build 2013
WHO:        Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami and over 1,500 Volunteers
The launch of the Blitz Build Campaign, a yearly accelerated construction
event where ten new homes will be built in two weeks.
February 11 – February 23, 2013
Habitat Landings: 20400 SW 119th Avenue South Miami Heights, FL 33177
Monday, February 11 marks the launch of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami’s annual accelerated construction project, Blitz Build 2013 presented by Baptist Health South Florida.  Between February 11th and the 23rd, more than 1500 volunteers will work alongside Habitat partner families and sponsors in completing ten new Habitat homes.

The ten homes will be the first of 45 in Habitat’s newest South Miami-Dade community, Habitat Landings, which will be completed over the course of three years.

“We are very excited to be launching Habitat Landings. Habitat has some wonderful communities throughout Miami-Dade, and this will be another one that we can all be proud of ,” states Mario Artecona, CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami “We have some wonderful partner families selected for these homes and they will be a huge asset to the community.”

Blitz Build is made possible through the generous support of corporate and institutional donors who sponsor individual homes. This year’s sponsors include: Anthony R. Abraham Foundation, Assurant, Baptist Hospital South Florida, Chase, EverBank, Faith House, Miami-Dade Housing Finance Authority, Publix Supermarket Charities and WSVN Channel 7 as well as one house co-sponsored by eBay & TransFlorida.

Blitz Build 2013 will conclude on February 23rd with a dedication ceremony celebrating the partner families who will be purchasing and residing in the recently completed homes.

Volunteer opportunities are always available with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami. No construction experience needed, just a willingness to help families in need of a decent, affordable place to live. Volunteers will be served breakfast and lunch and will be given t-shirts and mementoes of their participation.

About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami
Miami Habitat is a Christian ministry which builds homes and communities in partnership
with low income families in need of a simple, decent place to live. Miami-Habitat makes
interest-free loans available for the purchase of these homes, and provides opportunities
to all people of conscience to support its mission to break the cycle of poverty. Since its
inception in 1989, Miami Habitat has built more than 950 homes in Miami-Dade County.
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