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Bank of America Charitable Foundation donates $5,000 to Habitat for Humanity

Bank of America Charitable Foundation donates $5,000 to Habitat for Humanity

Angel Mendoza from Dade City Bank of America presented Habitat for Humanity of East & Central Pasco County with a $5,000 check. The $5,000 donation was grant money awarded from Bank of America's Charitable Foundation.

Neighborhood excellence. That’s what it’s all about. Bank of America's Charitable Foundation believes strong neighborhoods develop leaders who, together with their friends, colleagues and local nonprofits and businesses, build vibrant, healthy communities where we all live and work.

Bank of America's Charitable Foundation believes developing relationships with and investing in local nonprofits/charitable organizations such as Habitat for Humanity affiliates, recognizing and training leaders and partnering with national organizations builds healthy communities.

Pasco agency gets $25,000 check

Pasco agency gets $25,000 check

Dade City, Florida - United Way of Pasco County presented a check to help with the construction of a community center in the Lacoochee area. 

The check was presented to employees from Withlacoochee Electric Coop., representing the Lacoochee Area Redevelopment Fund.

The ceremony was held at the Boys and Girls Club in Lacoochee. On hand for the presentation were UWPC board member Kevin O'Farrell, Asst. VP for Communications & Marketing at Trinity College of Florida and his wife Kathryn, who also participated in decorating a parade float with the club children there on a day off from school.

Habitat Sponsorship Opportunities

Habitat Sponsorship Opportunities

Become a sponsor and help us continue to assist Pasco County families achieve their dreams of homeownership. We have different kinds of sponsorships available: House sponsorships and Special Event sponsorships.

House sponsorships provide a sponsor with a wide array of public recognition for the support of building a Habitat house. Special Event Sponsors provide a sponsor with a wide array of public recognition for the support of the special event.

Emergency energy assistance available for Pasco seniors

Emergency energy assistance available for Pasco seniors

Pasco County -- Emergency energy assistance of up to $600 is available to senior citizens unable to pay their power bills.

Funds from the Area Agency on Aging of Pasco/Pinellas Inc. can help residents age 60 and older in danger of having their power disconnected during the designated cooling and heating seasons when demand and bills are higher than normal.

Eligible seniors must have a crisis with a delinquent notice from the utility company or a notice that power has been shut off to be considered for help. They may also qualify to receive repairs to a cooling unit or a voucher for fans, heaters and blankets.

Sponsors needed for annual Habitat Holiday Hope fundraiser

Sponsors needed for annual Habitat Holiday Hope fundraiser

The Habitat Christmas mixer and fundraiser will be held in December to benefit Habitat for Humanity of East & Central Pasco.

We are looking for sponsors / donations for food, raffle, and door prizes. More details to come as the event gets closer. If you are willing to contribute, please contact Stephanie Black at (352)567-1444 or sblack@habitatpasco.org.

Habitat for Humanity ranks as No. 6 homebuilder

Habitat for Humanity of East & Central Pasco's work to provide affordable housing in Pasco County has helped Habitat for Humanity International rank as the sixth largest homebuilder on Builder magazine's top 100 list. With 6,032 closings in 2010, this is the second time Habitat for Humanity has placed in the top 10.

"Our placement on the Builder 100 list is a testament to what can be accomplished when people work together," said Larry Gluth, senior vice president of U.S. and Canada for Habitat for Humanity International. "So many families in the United States and around the world face an incredible need for affordable housing, and this need only increases during challenging economic times. Habitat works every day to help these families, and we are grateful for the generosity of our donors, volunteers and advocates who have joined our efforts to help families obtain safe, decent and affordable homes and to strengthen communities."

Pasco County changing method of handling recyclable materials

Pasco County changing method of handling recyclable materials

Pasco County -- For the past eighteen (18) years Pasco County and Waste Services of Florida, Inc. have partnered to process and market the materials collected in the County’s curbside residential “blue bag” recycling program. Pasco County administered and promoted the program with cooperation from local solid waste collectors while Waste Services operated the Material Recovery Facility (MRF).

The MRF is where recyclables were separated by type of material (aluminum, metal cans, # 1 and # 2 plastic bottles and jars and clear, green and brown glass bottles and jars), baled and sold to market. Through a contractual agreement, Pasco County has shared in the revenue from that endeavor throughout the years. That contract ended on September 30, 2011.

“We have entered a new phase in our recycling program with this fiscal year” said Jennifer L. Seney, Recycling Coordinator.