Boca West Country Club General Manager Matthew Linderman recently handed the keys to a new house to Dreamer March and Willie Allen. Over the past six years, Boca West members have sponsored five houses for Habitat for Humanity, providing affordable homes for a deserving family through donated funds from the club, that have now added up to more than $600,000 in total donations.
“Boca West has established a legacy of investing in community programs that have the power to change lives,” Linderman said. “Habitat for Humanity supports families by building new homes that not only beautify neighborhoods, but also the future generations of families who work to earn them.”
The four-bedroom home, with a two-car garage and landscaped yard now belongs to a family with six children, ranging in ages from one to 16.
This Habitat Home is that it was constructed by the 2018 Women Builders, more than 125 women who took meaningful action, fundraised, and advocated for good, affordable housing for those less fortunate. Wearing pink hard hats these women raised hammer, drills and came together to transform the community and gave a “hands up” not a “hand out.’’
The dedication was attended by 50 of the volunteer women who hung drywall, painted, built and laid sod, under the supervision of construction professionals.
The March-Allen family put in 500 hundred hours of “sweat equity” working on their home throughout the construction process along with Habitat volunteers. The family also met the Habitat homeowner requirements of attending workshops that address financial literacy, cleanliness and home maintenance, effective parenting, hurricane preparation, energy conservation, and more.
Photos: Carlos Aristizabal