On Saturday, April 15, a group from Water Pointe Realty Group spent the morning volunteering with Habitat for Humanity of Martin County. The volunteers were able to work alongside future homeowners and bring life to what will soon be their new homes.
Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization that believes affordable housing is a basic human right and aims to provide opportunities for local families in need. Habitat for Humanity has been operating in Martin County for more than 30 years with a mission to build homes, communities, and hope. It is making a real difference in the lives of many by helping them achieve stability and security, a crucial part of overall well-being.
In honor of Water Pointe’s 20th anniversary, the firm wanted to celebrate by giving back to the community in a hands-on way. Brokers, agents, staff, and friends came together at Habitat for Humanity’s new housing project in Hobe Sound, Florida. The day was filled with moving materials and painting, as well as an immense amount of gratitude. Volunteers were educated on everything that goes into these housing projects – from the application process all the way until move-in day for the families.
“We couldn’t be happier to have had the opportunity to partner with a group like Water Pointe,” said Mike Readling, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Martin County. “We depend on community partners like Water Pointe to be able to create affordable housing in Martin County and help low-income families make a better, more secure life for themselves. I look forward to this being the first step in a long relationship between Habitat for Humanity of Martin County and Water Pointe.”
As part of Habitat’s commitment to ensuring the long-term success of its homeowners, future candidates have the opportunity to participate in the organization’s Mentor Program. They are paired with a seasoned mentor who guides them in completing a budget and supports them as they navigate the path to homeownership.
Future Habitat homeowners also attend homeowner education workshops designed to equip them with the necessary knowledge to maintain their homes and manage their finances responsibly. These workshops cover a range of topics including home maintenance, budgeting, and credit management.
By participating in both the Mentor Program and homeowner education workshops, future Habitat homeowners are set up for success and empowered to take control of their financial future.
Habitat for Humanity relies on the support of volunteers, donors, and partners to achieve its mission. Volunteers play a crucial role in building homes, providing support services, and raising awareness about the organization. The efforts in Martin County have been incredibly successful with over 100 homes built since its inception. This has helped many families achieve their dream of owning a safe & affordable place to live, with a focus on energy efficiency and sustainability.
“Without volunteers we wouldn’t be able to do what we do,” said Debb Fertal, Volunteer Coordinator/Faith Relations Liaison. “Our volunteers give their love, time, and talents to help provide affordable housing for Habitat families.”
The hashtag #waterpointehelps is used on Water Pointe Realty Group’s social media to highlight how its agents & staff give back to the community in many ways.
“As Realtors®, we promote homeownership and understand the value and benefits to the families as well as to the community,” said Dave Derrenbacker, Founding Broker/Owner of Water Pointe. “Purchasing and owning a home not only results in a pride of ownership, but also the financial benefits of equity and wealth creation. It is a privilege for Water Pointe to be a small part in helping these deserving families build the American Dream of home ownership.”
If you are interested in supporting Habitat for Humanity of Martin County, please click HERE to learn more on how to get involved.