The BallenIsles Charity Foundation helps Habitat for Humanity, Palm Beach.
Inclement weather could not dampen the spirit of goodwill and optimism at a heartwarming ceremony Wednesday morning as Habitat for Humanity, Palm Beach County, broke ground to mark another significant milestone.
With help in part from a financial grant by the BallenIsles Charities Foundation, construction has begun on a new, affordable home for the Kenrick Wright Family – a hard-working, proud father of two young children, aged 7 and 10 years old.
The Wright Family is pictured at right. At center is Habitat for Humanity’s Board President Kerry Colvett, with BallenIsles Charities Foundation President Mark Freeman alongside BallenIsles Community Association Vice President Pat Rado. Architect David Porter is at left.
"We were pleased to make a financial grant to this outstanding project that will provide affordable, quality housing and a sustainable community for this hard-working young man and his family," BICF President Mark Freeman said.
On completion, this latest Habitat for Humanity, Palm Beach County home, located in West Palm Beach, will bring the total to 228 homes constructed by the non-profit organization and dedicated to a deserving family.
Habitat for Humanity Chief Development Officer Amy Brand thanked the BallenIsles Charities Foundation for the generosity of its Financial Grant. “We are grateful to the BallenIsles Charities Foundation and its singular support that made the project possible,” she said.
Habitat for Humanity, Palm Beach County is a non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of substandard housing by building decent, affordable houses for working families who also volunteer on the construction.
The BallenIsles Charities Foundation’s Grant to Habitat for Humanity, Palm Beach County, is one of forty-six grants, totaling a record $575,000 awarded this year. Since its formation by BallenIsles residents, more than $2.3 million have been awarded in financial grants to local non-profits and civic organizations.