Date:Friday December 13, 2013
Time: 4pm to 7pm
Location: 4515 Babcock St. Palm Bay 32905
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Events: Tours, ReStore sells, music, food, volunteer sign up, and much more…
Why not grab a great meal and help out a family in need. Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County, Inc. and Ruby Tuesday have teamed up to end substandard housing in Brevard County. Simply eat at one of the participating Ruby Tuesday Restaurants on Wednesday, September 11th, October 9th, and November 13th and 20% of your purchase will be donated back to Habitat. You’ve Got to Eat! So Help out a great cause while enjoying a great meal!
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We know that “The prayer of the righteous is powerful and effective,” (James 5:16) and we also know that worldwide, more than 827 million people live in urban slums. And according to the U.S. Census Bureau, almost half of Americans are either poor or low income. We believe decent and affordable housing can break the cycle of poverty.
Join faith communities around the world for a dedicated time of prayer and reflection for those in need of shelter. On Sunday, October 6, 2013 Habitat for Humanity will observe its annual International Day of Prayer and Action for Human Habitat.
We aim to engage one million people in prayer in the state of Florida alone. Join us and others from around the world in this same effort.
To get involved, we’d love for you to show your support by signing up as a participant by emailing Megan Saffell at email@example.com or calling 321-728-4009 x112.
When you email or call you will receive resources for your Day of Prayer event (e.g. prayers, sermons, Scriptures, etc.).
Thank you so much for your time and your help in ending poverty housing throughout the world!
Grace and Peace,
J. L. Gassman
If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has not pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love, in word or speech, but in truth and action. 1 John 3:16-18
By Space Coast Daily // September 14, 2013
Original Article Here: http://spacecoastdaily.com/2013/09/habitat-for-humanity-hard-hats-and-high-heels-gala-tonight/
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY MAKES BIG DIFFERENCE
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County presents the third annual “Hard Hats and High Heels” Gala this evening at the Radisson at Port Canaveral.
Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County presented the third annual Hard Hats and High Heels Gala this evening at the Kennedy Space Center. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)
The evening included a cocktail reception, dinner, dancing and a chance to win live raffle prizes. Habitat for Humanity homes make a life changing and permanent difference in each family’s life.
Habitat for Humanity is a faith based ministry that has been working to eliminate substandard and inadequate housing in Brevard County Florida since 1985 and relies on local community engagement and participation through cash and in-kind material donations as well as volunteer labor to build affordable homes with families.
Habitat home buyers are required to invest a minimum of 200 community service hours called “sweat equity” as a family which includes first-time homeowner education, building other family partners homes and 100 hours of building their own home.
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Anne Dirr helps the over 200 guests at the Habitat For Humanity ‘Hard Hats and High Heels’ Gala event. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)
Lisa Barr and Alison Malone enjoy the Habitat For Humanity ‘Hard Hats and High Heels’ Gala event. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)
Steve and Terry Anderson at the Habitat For Humanity ‘Hard Hats and High Heels’ Gala event. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)
John Whipple was the auctioneer at the Habitat For Humanity ‘Hard Hats and High Heels’ Gala event. (SpaceCoastDaily.com image)
LEFT TO RIGHT: Barbara West, Jessica Assam and Darby Koller at the Habitat For Humanity ‘Hard Hats and High Heels’ Gala event.
Original article: http://www.floridatoday.com/article/20130912/STYLE/309120027
You may think you know what to expect at this year’s Hard Hats and High Heels gala fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity of Brevard. But chances are, you’re in for a very pleasant surprise.
“We are taking it up a few notches this year,” said co-chair Jessica Assam. “It’s a more elegant affair.”
The event, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at the Radisson Resort at the Port in Cape Canaveral, raises the bar when it comes to auction items and raffles.
And, organizers also hope to involve the world’s top model, Kate Upton, who grew up in Brevard County. Committee members have launched a contest for the best eight-second video pleading with the famous model to help Habitat. The winner will be announced at the fundraiser. It’s caught the eye of Upton’s agency, Jessica says.
“We don’t know if (Upton’s participation) will be monetary or her calling in or attending or donating a piece of something she used on a cover (photo shoot),” Assam says. “But we do know she will be giving us something. That is an element of surprise for everyone.”
In addition to getting up close and personal with Kate Upton, even if it is a vicarious thrill, guests will have plenty of lavish auction items on which to bid.
An array of birdhouses created by area artists from North Brevard Arts and Stonefire Gallery and Studios will be on display in the “Birdhouse Raffle Walk.” Each birdhouse contains prizes valued at $300 and more. Some of those prizes include six tickets to an Orlando Magic basketball game, four tickets to Disney World with a hotel stay, a Universal Studios behind-the-scenes tour for four and more.
Also to be auctioned is a wine dinner for 10 at Carrabba’s of Suntree. The restaurant will create a personalized menu.
A live auction, conducted by Wade and Barbara West of the American Fundraising Foundation, will present exotic travel experiences, all of which can be adjusted to the number of travelers and include air fare, unless noted:
• A Tuscany Adventure, beginning in Florence, Italy, including a cooking class and a villa in Tuscany for two.
• A Dynasty Escape to Jackson Hole, with a choice of a hunting or fishing experience for two at the Four Seasons in Jackson Hole, Wyo.
• A James Bond Secret Hideaway, with nine days in Europe for two, including four areas where James Bond movies have been filmed, such as a restaurant perched high in the Swiss Alps.
• Splendid China, a 14-day adventure for two.
• A seven-day Alaskan cruise for two.
• Habitat mission trip to one of 24 countries, for two (not including air fare).
“They’re going to have so much fun,” says co-chair Natasha Cartagena Spencer, Jessica’s sister. “We’re going to have a cocktail hour and hors d’oeuvres starting at 6:30. The dinner is going to be scrumptious … fabulous.”
The cocktail hour includes an open bar, champagne bar and a wine bar.
Following the cocktail hour, guests will be served a surf and turf dinner of petit filet mignon and jumbo shrimp stuffed with blue crab. An assortment of petite desserts will be served after the main course. Complimentary wine will flow.
Making it even more special is a chance to dance to the tunes of the Delgado Band, which specializes in music from the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s.
A grand raffle prize of a $6,000, six-night vacation package at a three-bedroom home in the heart of Sedona, Ariz., will also be drawn. That package includes $2,000 in cash, air fare for two, a hot-air balloon ride, a pink Jeep tour of the magnificent Sedona landscape and more.
Tickets to the grand prize raffle cost $100 each and are available to the general public through Saturday at Habitat for Humanity of Brevard. Call 321-728-4009.
Jeff Piersall of SCB Marketing will emcee the evening’s activities, which also includes brief introductions of three Habitat families and their children.
Their presentation will be brief, Jessica says, because the guests at the event already support Habitat for Humanity and appreciate the organization’s importance when it comes to helping families move into their own homes.
“We’ll spend 3 minutes educating people about Habitat,” Jessica says. “We want the evening to be exciting, vibrant and energized.”]]>
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Receiving four out of a possible four stars indicates that Habitat adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and consistently executes our mission in a fiscally responsible way. Only 6% of the charities rated have received at least 4 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Habitat outperforms most other charities in America. This “exceptional” designation from Charity Navigator differentiates Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.
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