Habitat for Humanity of Broward Appoints New Board Members

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (September 21, 2022) – Habitat for Humanity of Broward has appointed four new board members – Timothy Bryant, Robyn Hankerson-Printemps, Kelley Jackson, and Maria Menendez.

Habitat for Humanity of Broward Appoints New Board Members

“We are delighted to have Timothy, Robyn, Kelley and Maria join the board,” said Nancy Robin, Habitat Broward CEO & Executive Director. “They bring a diverse set of expertise to the already tremendously strong board, at a time where Habitat Broward is doing more than ever before to address Broward’s affordable workforce housing crisis”.

Bryant as Director of External Affairs for Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) has proven experience leveraging his unique combination of interpersonal skills and technical knowledge to deliver results in the electric utility sector. His extensive background working with elected officials and their staffs in the development of critical transmission and renewable energy projects, including utility-scale solar generating facilities across Florida. Additionally, he is a former commissioned officer in the U.S. Army National Guard, having served over 12 years in Kansas and North Carolina. He is currently licensed to practice engineering in the states of Alabama, Florida and Kansas and is a certified Six-Sigma Green Belt. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University and is a graduate of Baker University’s MBA program. He currently serves as a community stakeholder on several boards.

Hankerson-Printemps is a strategic communications professional with 15 years of experience in public relations, marketing, event planning, social media, media buying, community outreach, sponsor/partner development and fundraising. She is currently the Community Relations Manager at Publix Super Markets where she is leading community giving, strategic partnerships and philanthropic initiatives throughout the southeast coast of Florida from Monroe to Brevard Counties. She is also a part time adjunct professor at the University of Florida.

Jackson is a devoted volunteer with significant track record of success with organizations and is currently a Scientific Studies Manager at UnitedHealth Group; She leads the Clinical Quality Management Studies team of analysts and data technicians for continuous quality improvement within Veteran Affairs Community Care Network. She is an engaged, innovative nursing leader with experience spanning corporate health and wellness, patient education and outreach, clinical operations, direct patient care, and research. She received both her Bachelor of Science in nursing and Master of Science in advanced practice nursing from Michigan State University and Doctor of Philosophy in nursing science from Florida Atlantic University.

Menendez has served as chief financial officer of GL Homes of Florida Holding Corporation and GL Financial Services since 2002. She is also the chief financial officer of GL Commercial Holdings Corporation, which owns and operates twelve commercial centers throughout South Florida. GL Homes and subsidiaries is the nation’s 30th largest builder based on revenue and the nation’s 13th largest private homebuilder. She was recognized by Builder Magazine as one of “Home Building’s Most Powerful Women” and by Travel Agent Magazine as one of the “Most Powerful Women in Travel.” She received both her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in international business and her Bachelor of Science in accounting from Florida Atlantic University.

About Habitat for Humanity of Broward
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Broward brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Habitat Broward offers a “hand up” not a “hand out” to families who are unable to qualify for conventional home financing but are willing to work hard to improve their family’s lives and achieve the economic empowerment of homeownership. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Broward please call (954) 396-3030 or visit habitatbroward.org or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HabitatBroward.

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Dolomites Photography Workshop Adventure with Colby Brown

Sunrise at Passo Giau Near Cortina, Italy - Dolomites Photography Workshop Adventure with Colby Brown
Sunrise at Passo Giau Near Cortina, Italy

The Dolomites are home to some of the most breathtaking mountain views in the world, let alone in Europe. Our team will work hard to get you to the best spots to capture the best light at the right time. Each day we will not only focus our attention on finding the most dramatic sunrise and sunset locations but also offer optional night/Astro excursions when the weather permits. This workshop begins close to the first day of a new moon, so if the skies open up, the photographic opportunities will be endless! For a landscape photographer, the Dolomites  are like a beautiful paradise waiting to be explored!

Dolomites Photography Workshop Adventure with Colby Brown

  • Trip Dates – October 16th – 23rd, 2022
  • Tuition Costs – $4250
  • Group Size – 8 people
  • Difficulty Level – Easy to Moderate (Hikes)
Seiser Alm Sunrise - Dolomites Photography Workshop Adventure with Colby Brown
Seiser Alm Sunrise – Dolomites

There are a number of locations we have on our list that we hope to show you. This workshop includes:

  • Tre Cime Lavaredo
  • Lago di Karessa
  • Lago di Braines
  • Cinque Torri
  • St Magdalena
  • Giau Pass
  • Lago di Antorno
  • Lago di misurina
  • Laghetto Baita
  • Segantini
  • Antholzer See
  • Chiesetta di San Giovanni in Ranui
  • Pordoi Pass
  • and more!

For more details about this photography workshop, please visit:  The Dolomites Photography Workshop Adventure with Colby Brown

Lado di Limides Epic Sunset - Dolomites Photography Workshop
Lado di Limides Epic Sunset – Dolomites Photography Workshop

About Colby Brown
Colby is a photographer, photo educator and author based out of Eastern Pennsylvania. Specializing in landscape, travel and wildlife photography, his body of work spans the four corners of the globe and covers all 7 continents.
Visit this link to find out more about Colby Brown:  https://www.colbybrownphotography.com/about-colby-brown/

 

Eco Simplista – Eco-Friendly Home Improvement Company

Eco Simplista - Eco-Friendly Home Improvement CompanyEco-Friendly Home Improvement Company

At Eco Simplista, we are dedicated to providing our community with non-toxic solutions to improve your health, update and enhance your home, and better our world. We are an eco-friendly home improvement company that offers the best environmentally friendly paints, green non-toxic countertops, eco flooring, decorative concrete and wide range of green products & cleaning supplies designed to protect your home from harmful toxic pollutants.

EcoSimplista works closely with Alternative Constructors, whom manufactures concrete countertops using a new school method called GFRC (glass fiber reinforced concrete). Alternative Constructors concrete countertops are 100% custom, made-to-order countertops. There are 32 standard colors to choose from

An overview of our environmentally safe products:

Caulk, Sealants, & Adhesives Caulk, Sealants, & Adhesives from Eco Simplista

 

Barnwood Doors – Barn Doors, Hardware, Handles Barn Doors, Hardware, Handles from Eco Simplista

 

Decorative Concrete – Countertop Products, Flooring Products, Wall Products Decorative Concrete - Countertop Products, Flooring Products, Wall Products from Eco Simplista in South Florida

 

Countertops – Alkemi, Acrylic, Polyester Decorative Concrete - Countertop Products, Flooring Products, Wall Products from Eco Simplista in South Florida

 

Flooring – Bamboo, Cork, Hardwood, Marmoleum, Vinyl Flooring Products - Aggregates, Bag mixes, Colors / Stains / Dyes, Efflorescence, Epoxy Systems, Equipment, Sealers, Stamps, Surface Prep, Non-Skid, Polished Concrete Systems from Eco Simplista in South Florida

 

Reclaimed Wood Reclaimed Wood from Eco Simplista in South Florida

 

Painting Supplies

Exterior Paints, Interior Paints, Primers, Equipment, Floor Paints from Eco Simplista in South Florida Painting Supplies - Exterior Paints, Interior Paints, Primers, Equipment, Floor Paints from Eco Simplista in South Florida

 

Roof Coatings – Sealers, Primers Roof Coatings  - Sealers, Primers from Eco Simplista in South Florida

 

Wall Finishes – Stucco, Plaster, Concrete Wall Finishes - Stucco, Plaster, Concrete

 

Wood Finishes – Surface Prep, Stains, Sealers Wood Finishes - Surface Prep, Stains, Sealers from Eco Simplista in South Florida

 

Coatings – Tile, Grout, Carpet Coatings - Tile, Grout, Carpet from Eco Simplista in South Florida


Non-Toxic Sealers

Brick, Carpet, Decks and Driveways, Epoxy, Furniture, Gym Floors and Auditorium Heating and Air Conditioning Ducts, Masonry and Concrete, Panels, Plaster, Roofs Rubber Sealants, Tile & Grouts, Vinyl, Wood Cabinetry and Doors, Wood Floors, Wood Railings

Non-Toxic Sealers - Brick, Carpet, Decks and Driveways, Epoxy, Furniture, Gym Floors and Auditorium, Heating and Air Conditioning Ducts, Masonry and Concrete, Panels, Plaster, Roofs, Rubber Sealants, Tile & Grouts, Vinyl, Wood Cabinetry and Doors, Wood Floors, Wood Railings from Eco Simplista


Contact us today to find out how we can help you with our Eco Friendly Products!

Eco Simplista – Eco-Friendly Home Improvement Company
217 SW 33rd Court, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
(954) 565-5900
https://www.ecosimplista.com/

Hurricane Preparation Info

Hurricane Information & Suggested Supplies:

After a disaster, local officials and relief workers will be on the scene, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours, or it may take days. It is best to prepare for the event of a hurricane and be as self sufficient as you are able. One way to prepare is by assembling a Disaster Supplies Kit. Once disaster hits, you won’t have time to shop or search for supplies. But if you’ve gathered supplies in advance, your family can endure an evacuation or home confinement.

To Prepare Your Kit

You may need your supplies if your family is confined at home. Place the supplies you’d most likely need for an evacuation in an easy-to-carry container. There are six basics you should stock for your home: water, food, first aid supplies, clothing and bedding, tools and emergency supplies and special items. Keep the items that you would most likely need during an evacuation in an easy-to carry container. Possible containers include:
  • a large, covered trash container
  • Camping backpack
  • Duffle bag
  • Plastic 40 gallon containers from Target or Walmart

Water

Store water in plastic containers such as soft drink bottles. Avoid using containers that will decompose or break, such as milk cartons or glass bottles. A normally active person needs to drink at least two – four quarts of water each day. Hot environments and intense physical activity can double that amount. Children, nursing mothers and ill people will need more. Store one gallon of water per person. Keep at least a three-day supply of per day (two quarts for drinking, two quarts of water for each person in your household for food preparation/sanitation.)
 

First-Aid Kit

Assemble a first-aid kit for your home and one for each car. A first-aid kit should include:
  • Sterile adhesive bandages in assorted sizes
  • Assorted sizes of safety pins
  • Cleansing agent/soap
  • Latex gloves (2 pair)
  • Sunscreen
  • 2-inch sterile gauze pads (4-6)
  • 4-inch sterile gauze pads (4-6)
  • Triangular bandages (3)
  • Non-prescription drugs
  • 2-inch sterile roller bandages (3 rolls)
  • 3-inch sterile roller bandages (3 rolls)
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Needle
  • Moistened towelettes
  • Antiseptic
  • Thermometer
  • Tongue blades (2)
  • Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant
  • Aspirin or nonaspirin pain reliever
  • Anti-diarrhea medication
  • Antacid (for stomach upset)
  • Syrup of Ipecac (use to induce vomiting if advised by the Poison Control Center)
  • Laxative
  • Activated charcoal (use if advised by the Poison Control Center)

Tools and Supplies

  • Mess kits, or paper cups, plates and plastic utensils
  • Emergency preparedness manual
  • Battery operated radio and extra batteries
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Non-electric can opener, utility knife
  • Fire extinguisher: small canister A-B-C type
  • One basic set of tools
  • Pliers
  • Tape
  • Hammer
  • Cordless drill
  • Compass
  • (4) – 4×8 3/4″ – Sheets of Plywood
  • (4) – 10’×20′ Tarps
  • (200) 10# & Roofing Nails
  • (4) Work Gloves
  • Roll of Visqueen – Plastic roll
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Aluminum foil
  • Plastic storage containers
  • Signal flare
  • Paper, pencil
  • Needles, thread
  • Medicine dropper
  • Shut-off wrench, to turn off household gas and water
  • Whistle
  • Map of the area (for locating shelters)
  • Brooms and Mops
  • Caulk and Caulk gun
  • Cleaning supplies and disinfectant
  • Chain saw with fuel, Hand saw, shears
  • Plastic trash bags
  • 100ft of Rope
  • Pails and buckets

Sanitation

  • Toilet paper, towelettes
  • Soap, liquid detergent
  • Feminine supplies
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Plastic garbage bags, ties (for personal sanitation uses)
  • Plastic bucket with tight lid
  • Disinfectant
  • Household chlorine bleach

Clothing and Bedding

  • At least one complete change of clothing and footwear per person.
  • Sturdy shoes or work boots
  • Rain gear
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Bath towels
  • Hat and gloves
  • Sunglasses

Special Disaster Readiness Items

Remember family members with special needs, such as infants and elderly or disabled persons
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  • Formula
  • Diapers
  • Bottles
  • Powdered milk
  • Medications
  • Heart and high blood pressure medication
  • Insulin
  • Prescription drugs
  • Denture needs
  • Contact lenses and supplies
  • Extra eye glasses
  • Board Games
  • Books
  • Playing Cards
  • Puzzles
  • Crosswords Puzzles
  • Audio Books
Important Family Documents Keep these records in a waterproof, portable container:
  1. Wills
  2. insurance policies
  3. Contracts
  4. Deeds
  5. Stocks and bonds
  6. Bank account numbers
  7. Credit card account numbers and companies
  8. Passports
  9. Social security cards
  10. Immunization records
  11. Inventory of valuable household goods
  12. Important telephone numbers
  13. Family records (birth, marriage, death certificates)
  14. Copies of Utility Bills – Electric, Water, Cable, Phone and Cellphone

Storing Your Disaster Kit

Store your kit in a convenient place known to all family members. Keep a smaller version of the Disaster Supplies Kit in the trunk of your car. Keep items in air tight plastic bags. Change your stored water supply every six months so it stays fresh. Replace your stored food every six months. Re-think your kit and family needs at least once a year. Replace batteries, update clothes, etc. Ask your physician or pharmacist about storing prescription medications.

Other thoughts:

  • Keep Cash or traveler’s checks, change
  • Gather supplies early
  • Store loose outdoor items
  • Anchor small sheds
  • Trim dead branches from trees and shrubs
  • Put chorine in pool; protect filter & motor
  • Shutter or board up windows
  • Fill gas tank of cars
  • Fill Gas Containers for Generators – add fuel extenders
  • Park cars in safe place
  • Remove valuables (furniture and rugs) from floor of house
  • Move furniture away from window; cover with plastic
  • Keep tuned to radio or television for the latest information
  • Design your plan to keep your family self-sufficient for four days until relief operations are effective.
  • Mark each item with date of purchase.
  • Buy new food each year one month before hurricane season starts (June 1st) and use it after Hurricane Season ends (November 1st) for regular meals.
 

Sample Emergency list:

Food

Store at least a four-day supply of non-perishable food. Select foods that require no refrigeration, preparation or cooking and little or no water. If you must heat food, pack a can of sterno. Select food items that are compact and lightweight. Include a selection of the following foods in your Disaster Supplies Kit: Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables. Adjust the amount for the number of family members – I am assuming a family of 4.
DRY FOODCANNED GOODS
1 box – Saltine Crackers 5 lb bag – Rice 1 box – Granola Bars 1 box – Potato Sticks 1 box – Instant Oatmeal 2 jars – Peanut Butter 1 bag – M&M’s 1 bag – Almonds 2 bags – Pre-sweetened Kool-aid 2 boxes – Macaroni & Cheese 2 boxes – Cup-a-soup 1 box – Raisins 2 boxes – Jello 1 jar – Instant Coffee 1 box – Tea 1 box – Sugar 1 jar – Creamer4 cans – Pork & Beans or Vegetarian beans 4 cans – White potatoes 4 cans – Corn 4 cans – Green beans 4 cans – Soup – Chicken Noodle 4 cans – Spaghetti & meatballs 4 cans – Ravioli 4 cans – Spam 8 cans – Tuna fish 2 cans – Chili 2 cans – Beef Stew 4 can – Pears 4 can – Fruit cocktail 1 can – Pineapple 1 can – Peaches 1 6 pack -Applesauce
WATER – Key – 1 gallon per person per day (4) gallons per day 28 gallons per week per person or 112 quarts per week per week
STAPLESCAMPING SUPPLIES
1 – Battery Alarm clock 1 – Can opener 50 each – Paper Plates 50 each – Hot Cups 50 each – Plastic spoons & forks 1 box – Aluminum Foil 2 bars – Soap 1 – tube of tooth paste 4 – tooth brushes 1 bottle – Shampoo 4 rolls – Toilet paper 4 rolls – Paper towels 1 roll – Masking tape 1 roll -Duct tape 6 Boxes -Matches or (2-3) butane lighters 16 – D Batteries 16 – C Batteries 32 – AA Batteries 2 – Flashlights 1 – Portable Radio 1 – bottle Clorox Bleach 1 – Medicine Dropper 1 – First Aid Kit 1 – Box Sanitary Napkins 1 – Envelope with $200.00 in $10, $1 & $5’s 1 – container Pet food – if you have a pet4 – Sleeping Bags 4 – Blankets, Pillows 4 – Camping mattress 1 – Mosquito Repellent 1 – Bottle os SPF 50 Sunscreen 1 – Mosquito Netting 1 – Lantern – for Outdoor Use 1 – gallon Lantern Fuel- for Outdoor Use 1 – Camp Stove (If you don’t have one, get a small Sterno stove) or gas BBQ 2 – filled propane gas tanks for BBQ 1 – set of cooking utensils for BBQ 1 – Cooking Kit – pots, pans, kettle, large spoon ———————————————– CLOTHING (4) sets – 2 changes of Clothing per day (4) Hats – for sun protections (4) Toilet Kits (4) Towels (4) Sturdy Footwear

Kub Kao Thai & Sushi – Davie, FL

Kub Kao Thai & Sushi, 4777 S University Dr., Davie, FL 33328, (954) 716-6424 - authentic Thai & Sushi meals.

On Sunday Night, I took my wife out for dinner to celebrate our anniversary. We went to a terrific restaurant called Kub Kao Thai & Sushi.

  • The food was excellent!
  • The service was wonderful and the ambiance was upscale and comfortable.
  • Best of all the prices are very reasonable for authentic Thai & Sushi meals.
  • The restaurant is located of University Drive,  just south of Griffin Road near the Publix.

Kub Kao Thai & Sushi - Dragon Roll Kub Kao Thai & Sushi

Check out the menus:
Lunch – https://kubkaothaisushi.com/lunch-menu/
Dinner – https://kubkaothaisushi.com/menu/

You can order online – visit: https://kubkaothaisushi.com/

Chef Ji - Kub Kao Thai & Sushi in Davie, Florida

We were fortunate to meet the owner, Chef Ji.  Kub Kao is a modern Thai restaurant. They keep things simple, placing importance on authentic techniques, quality ingredients, and so much flavor. Their recipes are a living history, passed down to Chef Ji by his late grandmother, a feast of spices. With over fifteen years of experience in Thai and Sushi cuisine, Chef Ji recreates his childhood classics for you. From Tom Yum Goong to Gaeng Daeng, he hopes that Kub Kao can be a comfort to all, an authentic Thai food experience: no fuss or frills, simply delicious dishes for young and old to enjoy.
 

 
Inside the Kub Kao Thai & Sushi in Davie, Florida

 

Kub Kao Thai & Sushi
4777 S University Drive, Davie FL 33328
(954) 716-6424
https://kubkaothaisushi.com

 

Kub Kao Thai & Sushi - 4777 S University Dr., Davie, FL 33328

First Responder Welcomed Home

First Responder Welcomed Home in Habitat Broward’s
Collier City Revitalization Community in Pompano Beach

Pompano Beach Mayor, Rex Hardin & Bank of America Market President, Lori Chevy with the Miranda Family and Habitat Broward CEO & Executive Director, Nancy Robin

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (July 25, 2022) – Habitat for Humanity of Broward celebrated the dedication of The Miranda Family’s new affordable home, on Saturday, July 23, at Northwest 27th Avenue, in the Collier City revitalization community in Pompano Beach.

Tanisia Miranda is a devoted mother of three, who worked hard to become the first person in her family to own a home. As a payroll clerk for the Fort Lauderdale Fire Department and a part-time park ranger for the Fort Lauderdale Police Department, she is dedicated to her career, while providing a better life for her children.

“We recognize that affordable housing is critical to put individuals and families on a path toward long-term stability and success,” said Lori Chevy, president, Bank of America Fort Lauderdale. “For three decades, Bank of America has partnered with Habitat for Humanity across the country in support of our shared goal to build thriving communities through the power of homeownership. Congratulations, Miranda family!”

When asked what homeownership means to her, Miranda said words can’t come close to expressing her gratitude and excitement. “This means the world to us. It makes all those long nights, sometimes working 14 days straight, worth it. There was a purpose for it all and it came in God’s grace and his time.”

Mayor of Pompano Beach, Rex Hardin and Cyndy Floyd, Pompano Beach City Commissioner joined the new homeowners to celebrate along with Habitat Broward home sponsors, board members, family, and friends.

“This day wouldn’t be possible without a lot of partners, from the City of Pompano Beach and our truly incredible and giving volunteers to our amazing Family Home Sponsor, Bank of America,” said Lily Pardo, Habitat Broward Board Chair. “I’d also like to recognize our generous House Foundation Sponsor, The Larson Family and to the United Way of Broward County’s Housing United program for down payment assistance.”

The new home is part of an innovative 12 home partnership between Habitat Broward, private funders, the City of Pompano Beach, and its CRA to revitalize Collier City, remove blighted vacant lots, reduce crime, and deliver an affordable home ownership opportunity to the community.

About Habitat for Humanity of Broward
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Broward brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat Broward offers a “hand up” not a “hand out” to families who are unable to qualify for conventional home financing but are willing to work hard to improve their family’s lives and achieve the economic empowerment of homeownership. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Broward please call (954) 396-3030 or visit habitatbroward.org or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HabitatBroward.

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Norway Photo Workshop – Winter in The Lofoten Islands

Norway Photo Workshop – Winter in The Lofoten Islands with Colby Brown
Norway Photo Workshop – Winter in The Lofoten Islands with Colby Brown

  • Our photo adventure takes place in the Lofoten Islands – a beautiful archipelago
  • There are multiple daily flights from Oslo to the Leknes Airport (LKN).
  • We will be staying in a series of fully renovated Rorbuer cabins that come equipped with not only private bathrooms in each room (with heated floors) and a living room area and full kitchen – we will make our own meals each night.

The Lofoten Islands are a photographers paradise:

  • Northern lights at night.
  • Exploring a series of incredible fjords.
  • Beautiful beaches, inlets & lakes.
  • Dramatic mountains, open sea and sheltered bays
  • We will also spend time photographing a number of the gorgeous red and yellow cabins that line the fjords

Norway Photo Workshop – Winter in The Lofoten Islands with Colby Brown
Norway Photo Workshop – Winter in The Lofoten Islands with Colby Brown

Trip Dates – February 18th – 25th, 2023
Tuition Costs – $3950
Group Size – 8-12
Difficulty Level – Easy/Moderate

For more information and to register, visit:
https://www.colbybrownphotography.com/photography-workshops/norway-winter-photo-workshop/

Habitat Broward celebrates the completion of 12 homes

Habitat Broward Completes 12-Home Collier City Revitalization Community with a Dedication Ceremony for Final Four Homes in Pompano Beach

Habitat Broward celebrates the completion of the 12 home Collier City Revitalization Community with new homeowners officials home sponsors staff volunteers family and friends

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (June 27, 2022) – Habitat for Humanity of Broward celebrated the completion of the 12-home Collier City Revitalization Community, at NW 27th Avenue in Pompano Beach, with a dedication ceremony for the final four homes on Saturday, June 25.

Florida House Representative Chip LaMarca, The City of Pompano Beach Vice Mayor, Beverly Perkins, and District 5 Commissioner, Cyndy Floyd celebrated this milestone along with the new homeowners, Habitat home sponsors, board members, staff, volunteers, family, and friends.

“Affordable housing is vital to families. A house is not just a house, it’s a home that shelters, protects, and nurtures families. It offers those inside the opportunity to thrive and supports their economic and personal development,” said Nancy Robin CEO and Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Broward. “It’s not just critical for families, it’s so important for communities – affordable housing uplifts residents, encourages social connection, reduces overcrowding, increases adjacent property values, attracts businesses and jobs, and lowers crime rates.”

These homes were made possible thanks to the generosity of family home sponsors Amerant Bank, Bank of America, Publix Super Market Charities, UKG; house foundation sponsors The Gore Family Memorial Foundation Trust, The Larson Family, TIAA Bank; blueprint sponsors Holman Automotive, The Pauline M. Weinacht Fund, Rotary Club of Weston, Truist Foundation, and Wells Fargo Bank; gift-in-kind sponsors City Furniture, DOW, Hunter Douglas, Schneider Electric, Sherwin-Williams, Whirlpool Corporation, WSVN-TV Channel 7 and Yale.

Additionally, special thanks for down payment assistance from United Way of Broward and the continued support of the City of Pompano Beach.

The new homes and various improvements to the Collier City neighborhood are the result of a master plan for the revitalization of the area initiated by the Pompano Beach CRA to remove blighted vacant lots, reduce crime, and deliver an affordable home ownership opportunity to the community. City improvements under the plan include infrastructure and streetscape improvements, street lighting upgrades, landscaping, and the building of a new Broward Sheriff’s Office substation at the Southwest corner of NW 27th Avenue and NW 4th Court.

About Habitat for Humanity of Broward
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Broward brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat Broward offers a “hand up” not a “hand out” to families who are unable to qualify for conventional home financing but are willing to work hard to improve their family’s lives and achieve the economic empowerment of homeownership. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Broward please call (954) 396-3030 or visit habitatbroward.org or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HabitatBroward.

Patagonia Photography Workshop Adventure with Colby Brown

Cerro Torre Reflections at Sunrise
Cerro Torre Reflections at Sunrise with Colby Brown

Colby Brown is a photographer, photo educator and author based out of Eastern Pennsylvania. Specializing in landscape, travel workshops and humanitarian photography, his photographic portfolio spans the four corners of the globe. Throughout his work, one can see that he combines his love of the natural world with his fascination of the world’s diverse cultures. Each of his photographs tells a story of life on this planet.

Come join Colby Brown on this incredible Patagonia photography workshop adventure down in this wild and beautiful region of South America. Set in the heart of the Andean mountain range in southern Chile & Argentina during fall colors, you will get to experience first hand the geologic wonder of both Torres del Paine National Park and Los Glaciares National Park.

It is here you will photograph incredible locations such as:

  • Lago Pahoe at the base of the Cuernos del Paine
  • The dream-like reflections of Laguna Amarga
  • The calving ice of the Perito Moreno Glacier
  • The spires of Cerro Torre
  • The crown of Argentina, Mt. Fitz Roy
  • Plus more places to visit

Trip Dates:
(Group 1) 
March 29th – April 7th, 2023
(Group 2) 
April 12th – 21st, 2023

Tuition Costs:  $5450

Group Size:  10

Difficulty Level:  Easy to Moderate Hiking

This is the bucket list of all bucket list locations for landscape and outdoor adventure photographers.

Visit this page for more information and  to register:
https://www.colbybrownphotography.com/photography-workshops/patagonia-photo-adventure-workshop/

Four Families Receive the Keys to their New Homes

Four Families Receive the Keys to their New Homes in the Habitat Broward Collier City Revitalization Community in Pompano Beach

Four Families Receive the Keys to their New Homes in the Habitat Broward Collier City Revitalization Community in Pompano Beach

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (June 21, 2022) – Habitat for Humanity of Broward, the City of Pompano Beach and home sponsors Burdette Beckmann Inc., Robert Taylor Jr. Family, The Fountainhead and TIAA Bank celebrated the dedication of four new affordable homes on Saturday, June 18th at NW 27th Avenue, in the Collier City revitalization community in Pompano Beach ahead of Juneteenth and Father’s Day festivities during National Homeownership Month.

New Habitat homeowner, Willie Fletcher reflects on how important this milestone is for him and his family especially on the eve of Juneteenth and Father’s Day. When asked what he is looking forward to the most Fletcher said, “to wake up every single day in our own home and realize our dream came true and to feel just how truly blessed we are.” The dad of one, to Kiara (8), thanked the City and his home sponsor Robert Taylor Jr. Family and Burdette Beckmann, Inc. for making the day possible.

“Millard Fuller once said, ‘for a community to be whole and healthy, it must be based on people’s love and concern for each other. That’s what this community proves today, which is particularly important this weekend as we celebrate Juneteenth,” said Nancy Robin CEO and Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Broward. “We are revitalizing this community together – corporate, government, and nonprofit partners are changing this community’s future and the lives of all those who call it home.”

Mayor of Pompano Beach, Rex Hardin and Cyndy Floyd, Pompano Beach City Commissioner joined the new homeowners to celebrate along with Habitat home sponsors, board members, family, and friends.

The four homes are part of an innovative 12 home partnership between Habitat, the CRA and the City to revitalize Collier City, remove blighted vacant lots, reduce crime, and deliver an affordable home ownership opportunity to the community. Nine of the 12 lots were deeded to Habitat by the CRA for the construction of affordable single-family homes. Habitat purchased three other lots privately.

The new homes and various improvements to the Collier City neighborhood are the result of a master plan for the revitalization of the area initiated by the CRA. City improvements under the plan include infrastructure and streetscape improvements, street lighting upgrades, landscaping, and the building of a new Broward Sheriff’s Office substation at the Southwest corner of NW 27th Avenue and NW 4th Court.

About Habitat for Humanity of Broward
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Broward brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat Broward offers a “hand up” not a “hand out” to families who are unable to qualify for conventional home financing but are willing to work hard to improve their family’s lives and achieve the economic empowerment of homeownership. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Broward please call (954) 396-3030 or visit habitatbroward.org or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HabitatBroward.

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Top Women-Led Businesses in Florida

Commonwealth Institute Names Habitat for Humanity of Broward to Top Women-Led Businesses in Florida

The Commonwealth Institute Names Habitat for Humanity of Broward to Top Women-Led Businesses in Florida

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. ( June 14, 2022) – The Commonwealth Institute Florida (TCI-FL), together with its research partner Kaufman Rossin, announced Habitat for Humanity of Broward was a part of the 17th annual Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Florida list, recognizing the honorees during the award luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Miami on June 14. These awards honored 100 for-profit and non-profit as well as five startup organizations.

“The organizations on this year’s diverse list are driving innovation across Florida and beyond with breakthroughs in product development, education and apprenticeship and new approaches in the delivery of clinical care and therapeutics. We are honored to recognize these 100 companies and the remarkable women who lead them,” says Jacqui Kiviat, Executive Director, TCI-FL.

Although TCI-FL has been hosting the Florida-based event for 17 years, this is the first time the non-profit organization really made a statewide effort to compile a list that represents businesses throughout all of Florida. It was also the first year that factors like innovation, customer service and employee programs were added to revenue to come up with the list and rankings.

“We are very thankful to The Commonwealth Institute, and its’ partners for recognizing our impact on the community. They have helped us shine a much-needed spotlight on the affordable housing crisis in Broward County,” said Nancy Robin, Habitat Broward’s Executive Director and CEO. “Habitat for Humanity of Broward is honored, and we pledge to continue our work with even greater vigor…to make home possible for hard-working families.”

For more information, please contact Naz De La Rosa at (305) 968-6700 or visit http://commonwealthinstitute.org.

About The Commonwealth Institute (TCI)
The Commonwealth Institute (TCI) is a non-profit organization that works with women CEOs, corporate executives, entrepreneurs, sole proprietors, and the rising generation of women leaders to help them build successful businesses, organizations, and careers in Florida and Massachusetts. In short, TCI helps women in business achieve greater success! For 25 years, The Commonwealth Institute has provided insights, mentoring and inspiration to help women succeed on personal and professional levels, while propelling their organizations forward.

About Habitat for Humanity of Broward
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Broward brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Habitat Broward offers a “hand up” not a “hand out” to families who are unable to qualify for conventional home financing but are willing to work hard to improve their family’s lives and achieve the economic empowerment of homeownership. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Broward please call (954) 396-3030 or visit habitatbroward.org or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HabitatBroward.

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Habitat Broward Welcomes Four Families in Collier City

Habitat Broward and the City of Pompano Beach CRA Partner to Welcome Home Four Families in Collier City

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POMPANO BEACH, Fla. (June 13, 2022) – Habitat for Humanity of Broward (Habitat) in partnership with the Pompano Beach Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) and the City of Pompano Beach (City) celebrated the dedication of four new affordable homes on Saturday, June 11th at NW 27th Avenue, in the Collier City neighborhood of Pompano Beach.

The four homes are part of an innovative 12 home partnership between Habitat, the CRA and the City to revitalize Collier City, remove blighted vacant lots, reduce crime, and deliver an affordable home ownership opportunity to the community. Nine of the 12 lots were deeded to Habitat by the CRA for the construction of affordable single-family homes. Habitat purchased three other lots privately.

The new homes and various improvements to the Collier City neighborhood are the result of a master plan for the revitalization of the area initiated by the CRA. City improvements under the plan include infrastructure and streetscape improvements, street lighting upgrades, landscaping, and the building of a new Broward Sheriff’s Office substation at the Southwest corner of NW 27th Avenue and NW 4th Court.

“We are very proud of the tremendous spirit of cooperation that occurred between the Public and Nonprofit sectors to bring this extraordinary project to fruition,” said Nguyen Tran, Pompano Beach CRA Director. “Single family homes had not been allowed previously in a B2 Commercially Zoned District until the CRA approached the City in 2015 to amend the zoning code. In 2019, the CRA deeded 9 vacant lots to Habitat for Humanity to transform this area and provide much needed housing. And today, we welcome with these families as they become proud Pompano Beach first-time homeowners.”

Representatives Nguyen Tran, Cyndy Floyd, Pompano Beach City Commissioner and Robert McKinzie, City Commissioner, District III joined the new homeowners to celebrate along with Habitat home sponsors, board members, family, and friends.

“The pioneering work of the City of Pompano Beach and the sponsorship of JM Family Enterprises has allowed us to build more than homes within a struggling neighborhood, together we are building community,” said Nancy Robin CEO and Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Broward. “Thanks to the CRA, NW 27th Avenue has a much brighter future held fast by the anchor of homeownership.”

New Habitat homeowner, Lashon Dicks celebrated the day after a year of education and home construction had earned her the home and its affordable mortgage. The Healthcare Billing Specialist and mother of two boys Zavious (12) and Kelly (7) thanked the City and her home sponsor JM Family Enterprises for making the day possible. “We are so blessed to have a place of our own that provides the peace of mind only ownership can give you,” she said.

About Habitat for Humanity of Broward
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Broward brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat Broward offers a “hand up” not a “hand out” to families who are unable to qualify for conventional home financing but are willing to work hard to improve their family’s lives and achieve the economic empowerment of homeownership. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Broward please call (954) 396-3030 or visit habitatbroward.org or check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HabitatBroward.

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