Habitat for Humanity of Seminole County & Greater Apopka was chosen to host the national kick off of the 2015 Home Builders Blitz! The “Blitz” began on June 8th right here in central Florida. Mike Keesee and Uziel Benzet of Keesee & Associates were there to lend a helping hand.
During Builder Blitz Week 200 homes are constructed nationally in just one week’s time, with the first two going up in Sanford, Florida. Keesee and Associates designed one of the homes and was built by E2 Homes of Maitland.
This event is a partnership between Habitat for Humanity and the building industry. It gives people in the industry chance to give back to their local community’s. Steve Thomas of the Discovery TV program “This Old House” and Larry Gluth, senior Vice President of Habitat International helped start things off. Also joining the opening ceremony was the Mayor of Sanford, Jeff Triplett.
“Habitat developed its Home Builders Blitz program as a means to engage construction professionals in addressing the need for decent, affordable housing in their own communities,” said Thomas. “Because builders recruit their fellow builders and suppliers to kick in labor, materials and funds during the event, Habitat affiliates can serve more families without the usual tasks of raising funds and recruiting volunteers.”