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Lent 2020

February 26, 2020

What is Lent? Lent is the period leading up to Easter, observed by many Christians around the world. It is often a time of reflection and preparation for Easter and is traditionally observed through fasting or giving something up. Lent begins on Ash Wednesday (Feb. 26, 2020) and continues until Easter Sunday (April 12, 2020).…

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Grub Burger: Hang out for Beaches Habitat

February 7, 2020

Grab a burger and support Beaches Habitat! Join Beaches Habitat on Wednesday, Feb. 19th for a Give Back at Grub Jacksonville. What’s the deal? Visit Grub Jacksonville at the St. John’s Town Center on Wednesday, Feb. 19th at any time during their hours of operation (11 AM to 10 PM). When you order your meal,…

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Message from the President/CEO

February 1, 2020

Dear Partners, We have just begun 2020 and the new year brings new opportunities. The two big changes for this year are: 1) we are now looking for land West of the Intracoastal to build new homes; 2) later this year, we will begin doing light rehab on homes at the beach for seniors and…

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Construction Progress – January

January 30, 2020

2610 and 2612 Haywood Estates Court Volunteers are hard at work completing interior painting and trim. We hope to complete construction on these homes in February! 2605 and 2607 Haywood Estates Court We’re building roof trusses and continuing the exterior sheathing. Pretty soon, we’ll start weatherproofing. 2611 and 2613 Haywood Estates Court We’ve got walls!…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Peter Salemme

January 21, 2020

This January, Peter Salemme set out in his RV with a big goal – to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity in all 50 states in 2020. The team at Beaches Habitat was lucky enough to meet Peter and get to know him a little when he added us to his route. A carpenter by trade,…

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Education Mid-Year Update

January 11, 2020

After School Program It’s halfway through the 2019-2020 school year and we are noticing promising academic growth from the students in the Beaches Habitat Education Program! This year approximately 45 children at both the Jordan and Baker Community Centers in Atlantic Beach have been spending time with our 28 volunteer tutors, receiving academic assistance as…

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Construction Progress – December

December 30, 2019

2610 and 2612 Haywood Estates Court The exterior is mostly finished and we’re ready for painting! Join us in January for interior paint and trim. 2605 and 2607 Haywood Estates Court Framing is well underway for the second floor. Up next is setting roof trusses. 2611 and 2613 Haywood Estates Court The foundation was poured…

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New Volunteer Opportunities

December 26, 2019

We’re excited to announce new volunteer opportunities, available in 2020! Click on the name below for a detailed description. If you have questions or want to get started, contact Sarah Jared at (904) 595-5793 or volunteer@beacheshabitat.org.

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Staff Spotlight: Amanda Patow

December 20, 2019

I would like to take a few moments to introduce myself as the new Prep Club Coordinator. My name is Amanda Patow, and I will be working at the Jordan Community Center to support Beaches Habitat homeowners and their student’s journey to succeed by pursuing a college credential. I will be specifically partnering with the…

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Habitat Builders Classic

December 20, 2019

The 21st Annual Golf Tournament SupportingBeaches Habitat for Humanity Affordable Housingand Oceanside Rotary Charitable Giving Monday, May 4, 2020Jacksonville Golf & Country Club Registration and Box Lunch – 11 AMComplimentary Driving RangeShotgun Start – 12:30 PMDinner and Awards Following

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