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OUR TOWN: Bank donates to HUM, Habitat workers to be highlighted


Bank of America donates $7,500 to Halifax Urban Ministries; and, Halifax Habitat for Humanity Spirit of Hope award winner announced.


HUM gifted lunch money

Halifax Urban Ministries, a homelessness-prevention nonprofit currently expanding its Ormond Beach presence (CLICK HERE for past coverage) was donated a check Wednesday, March 13, for $7,5000 from the Bank of America Foundation.

Samuel A. Willett, president of the East Central Florida Bank of America, handed the check over to HUM Executive Director Troy Ray, to benefit services for local homeless — particularly for food assistance.

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Habitat for Humanity volunteers honored

The GE Volunteers were named Halifax Habitat for Humanity Inc.’s 2013 Spirit of Hope Award winner, and will be recognized at the organization’s fourth-annual Celebration of Hope event 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, at the Museum of Arts and Sciences, 352 S Nova Road, in Daytona Beach.

Designed to acknowledge special supporters of the Habitat mission, the award has been given in the past to Forough and Mori Hosseini, Daytona International Speedway and Consolidated-Tomoka Land Co.

"The contributions and personal commitments of the GE Volunteers to the Habitat mission and the community overall are significant and lasting,” Lori Campbell Baker, Habitat board president said.

As Habitat’s original weekday work crew, the GE Volunteers have worked on more than 100 Habitat homes, doing many of the construction jobs that require expertise.

The group also supports the Museum of Arts and Sciences, Palm Terrace Elementary School (previously volunteered at Bonner Elementary), Camp Winona — The Volusia-Flagler YMCA, Children's Musical Theatre Workshop and the Daytona Beach Computer Learning Center.

To sponsor or attend Celebration of Hope, call 257-9950, or email [email protected].  All proceeds support Habitat's homeownership program through renovation and new construction.

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