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HabiJax and NEFBA Complete 24-Hour House in New Town

October 23rd, 2015 · Leave a Comment

Rick Morales, Greg Anderson, Mary Kay O'Rourke

From left, NEFBA President, Rick Morales; Jacksonville City Council President-at-Large, Greg Anderson; HabiJax CEO and President, Mary Kay O’Rourke

Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville, Inc. (HabiJax) and the Northeast Florida Builders Association (NEFBA) recently partnered to complete the HabiJax – NEFBA 24-Hour House in New Town. The two organizations recently worked to build a home for a Jacksonville man over the course of two 12-hour days. The home is located at 1439 Windle Street among other HabiJax-built homes.

“We are grateful for all of our volunteers and for the many in-kind donations provided by companies and individuals throughout Jacksonville who contribute to the success of projects like these,” said Mary Kay O’Rourke, HabiJax’s CEO and President. “NEFBA has been great to partner with and we look forward to working with them in the future.”

The 2015 NEFBA President, Rick Morales, selected HabiJax as his organization of choice to partner with for the annual President’s Project, of which the goal is to positively impact the community. This is the third consecutive year a NEFBA president has selected HabiJax as its organization of choice.

More than 30 organizations contributed funds, materials or volunteer hours to the 24-Hour House, totaling $93,000.

HabiJax has provided housing services to more than 2,000 families in Jacksonville since 1988 and is the largest affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International in the United States. Due to its commitment to making a greater impact in Jacksonville neighborhoods and revitalizing the historic New Town neighborhood, HabiJax has built more than 250 homes there to date.

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