By Allie Hernandez
Director of Marketing & Partner Development
Last month, I had the honor of joining other members of the Host.net team in working with Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County. Together, we helped build a home for a family in need. It was truly an incredible experience and one that none of us will soon forget. Assisting hardworking South Floridians is something that all of us at Host.net care deeply about.
After participating in the project in Boynton Beach, I was humbled when our CEO, Jason Katz, recommended me to take part in Habitat for Humanity’s 2017 Annual “Women Can Do It” Women Build Campaign. I will join 100 empowered women leaders in our community to raise funds and build a safe and affordable home for a local, hardworking, low-income family in South Palm Beach County. We are kicking off the initiative with a goal of raising $100,000 for the project.
Our local South Palm Beach County “Women’s Build” will bring together teams to reach our individual fundraising goal of $1,000. It all leads up to us meeting with the resident family to assist in the construction process from May 11 to 13. It is inspiring to have the chance to work with such impressive people to give back to our community.
I have already begun my work to meet my goal for this worthy cause. Those interested in donating to help me hit $1,000 can go to my fundraising page to lend their support.
I will join my fellow Women Build participants at the Sklar Furnishings showroom at 6300 N Federal Highway in Boca Raton on Wednesday, April 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. for a special kickoff and orientation. I’m looking forward to rolling up my sleeves and working hard to raise the money needed for this initiative, and then building a new home for a worthy local family.
The Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County is a nonprofit organization that depends upon volunteer labor and tax-deductible donations of money, materials, services and property to fulfill its mission. To learn more, contact Kari Oeltjen, Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County Chief Development Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (561) 819-6070. www.habitatsouthpalmbeach.org.