September 2020

The Jim Moran Foundation Awards Grant to Beaches Habitat

Atlantic Beach, Florida: A generous grant of $30,000 from The Jim Moran Foundation will address a critical need for home repair and rehabilitation services for seniors in the Jacksonville beaches communities. Beaches Habitat will provide assistance to seniors whose properties have fallen into disrepair to allow them to age-in-place safely. Such repairs will include those that prevent homeowners from suffering injury and falls, accidents, or having to move out of their homes and into assisted living. Home repairs may include repair or replacement of broken windows and doors, sidewalk repair, roof repair, floor repair, plumbing, electrical and other health and safety repairs. Beaches Habitat will partner with Beaches Emergency Assistance Ministry (BEAM) to identify and refer potential client homeowners.

AARP surveys consistently find that the vast majority of older adults want to reside in their current home or community for as long as possible. In order for this to occur, it is critical that the home meets conditions that allow aging-in-place safely and securely. The home repairs and modifications that will be provided by this grant will provide greater independence and security to the affected homeowners.


Mary Anne Christensen
(904) 595-5794

About Beaches Habitat for Humanity
Beaches Habitat for Humanity is your local Habitat, serving Eastern Duval County including the three Jacksonville Beaches communities. We work in partnership with Habitat for Humanity International towards our shared vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Beaches Habitat to build or improve a place they can call home. Beaches Habitat also offers educational programs to promote academic achievement and excellence among our homeowners and their families. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit

About The Jim Moran Foundation
Founded by automotive pioneer Jim Moran, the mission of The Jim Moran Foundation is to improve the quality of life for the youth and families of Florida through the support of innovative programs and opportunities that meet the ever-changing needs of the community. The Foundation has invested more than $155 million in education, elder care, family strengthening, and youth transitional living initiatives since its inception in 2000 with efforts currently focused in Broward, Palm Beach and Duval counties. Through a long-term Grant Agreement, The Foundation's significant funders are JM Family Enterprises, Inc., and its subsidiaries, including Southeast Toyota Distributors, LLC. To learn more, visit or call (954) 429-2122.

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