Crew leader Bill reflects on 20 years of service

The rewards of being a crew leader with Habitat for Humanity Greater Orlando & Osceola County are whatever you make of them, according to Bill Droste. Bill would know. His volunteer work at a church-sponsored Habitat build site expanded into 20 years of dedicated service with Habitat Orlando & Osceola.

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Accessing the everyday: Yosmarily and Eliezer’s Story

What do you think of when you hear the word “home”? When asked this question, future homeowner Yosmarily replied, “Being in a space that makes you feel comfortable.” Her answer is especially meaningful because her current housing situation is anything but comfortable....

5 tips for growing a tasty garden

Pepper your pretty landscaping with fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Edible gardening provides fresh, healthy food to gardeners – and can save them from a trip to the grocery store.

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Latisia’s Journey to Homeownership

Latisia’s generous and courageous spirit has been evident throughout her path to homeownership with Habitat for Humanity Greater Orlando & Osceola County.She works long hours as a Health Unit Coordinator at a hospital to care for her son and her...

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Four Days. Four Families. Four Homes.

Bright and early on a Monday morning in February, Catherine McManus proudly blew the airhorn to signify the start of Builders Blitz 2019 - and four builders immediately went to work on homes in Arbor Bend.Within seconds, the Pulte Homes construction crew...

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A picture of perseverance: Jessica’s Story

The first time Jessica Devaughn applied to be a Habitat for Humanity Greater Orlando & Osceola County homeowner, she was denied. Despite her disappointment, she kept her letter as inspiration to stay focused on her goal of homeownership. She committed to learning...

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Welcome Home, Harriet

Harriet is a single mother of twin daughters. Although her daughters have moved out and live on their own, Harriet takes care of her brother, Jerald, who has a learning disability as a result of a tumor at birth. Being Jerald’s sole caregiver for the past 20 years...

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Welcome Home, Tyresher!

Tyresher just closed on her home. Applying for a Habitat home was her fiancé’s idea. She and her fiancé agreed to achieve this goal together. Tyresher’s fiancé was killed in 2007, when she was six months pregnant. After he died, Tyresher felt an obligation to fulfill...

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Welcome Home, Daysha!

Daysha is a single mom to her amazing daughter, Destinee. “As the oldest kid in my family, I saw my mom deal with single parenting,” said Daysha. “The moment I had my daughter, I wanted her to have more than I had.” The two were living in substandard housing...

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Welcome Home, Latoya!

When Latoya applied to become a Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando Homeowner she was sleeping in a makeshift bed in her living room so her children could share the bedroom. She is a single mother of two teenage daughters, LaPrecious (17) and Amari (15), and one...

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February Builders Blitz 2018

  Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando partnered with five builders to build five homes for future Habitat homeowners in just five days February 5-10, 2018. The Builders Blitz started with an airhorn kick-off on Monday, February 5 at 7 a.m. and concluded on...

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