Habitat for Humanity is partnering with J.C. Penney through an in-store giving program this month. In Pinellas, Habitat "has built homes with 270 families since 1985."
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Whether it's building homes or donating wish list items, Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County has a number of opportunities for volunteers.
Do you want to give back to your community, but aren't sure where or how to start? To make it easy for you to connect with organizations in need, Patch is running a special end-of-year series, The 12 Days of Volunteering. Through Jan. 1, we will bring you one volunteer opportunity a day from a local nonprofit group. Day 10: Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County Habitat for Humanity is a nationwide organization that builds and renovates homes for those in need, and groups of volunteers are a necessity to get the job done. To volunteer your time, you can register online with Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County and sign up for workdays that fit your schedule. There are a wide range of volunteer positions that need filling on a regular …
Friday, July 15, 2011
Progress Energy is paying to install 10 solar water heaters in Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County homes in Clearwater, Largo and St. Petersburg.
It was a great day for the sun. The bright, fiery ball of sunshine was out, very out, as crews installed a solar thermal heating system atop a house being built by Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County on Tuesday morning. It sits about 3 feet wide and 5 feet long and is about 5 inches in depth. The giant pizza box on the top of the roof is going to be a money saver, though. The plan is to put three more of the solar devices in homes in the Clearwater development. They also will be installed in homes being built in Largo and St. Petersburg. And Progress Energy is footing the bill for it all. It is part of an effort to install 30 of the devices in a few counties the energy provider serves throughout the state. But other customers …
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Nearly 1,000 volunteers for Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County help to build two houses within a week.
Jailyn Riley never worked on a house before. But that did not stop him from spending his day off of school helping to build a house so that his friend’s family might soon have one too. “I came out to help people who need to be housed,” Riley said. Volunteers for Habitat for Humanity of Pinellas County labored in shifts Monday to get two homes built and ready to be moved into by the end of the week. It is called a Blitz Build. This one started Sunday and when the week is over about 1,000 volunteers will have helped, said Sue Hoffman, spokeswoman for the non profit. Crews are working on 1843 and 1842 Fuller Street, part of a 51 home subdivision near Betty Lane and Sunset Point Road. The sound of saws, hammers and boots walking on rooftops …