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Miami’s Habitat for Humanity Annual Blitz Build 2017

February 14, 2017 by Michael Light

Categories: Around Town

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami's Annual Blitz Build 2017.

 
On Saturday, February 11th, colleagues from the Douglas Elliman Coconut Grove & Brickell offices teamed up to sponsor a team build for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami’s Annual Blitz Build 2017. Habitat for Humanity’s Blitz Build is an annual event in Miami (Homestead) wherein 10 houses are built from the ground up in only 2 weeks for qualified, low-income, first-time home buyers.

Our Team Build, led by my amazing wife Jaimee and myself, included construction on house #10, where all of us, with the exception of myself, had no experience in construction but worked very hard to pitch in wherever we could including structural framing and the installation of all windows.

Construction Site for Douglas Elliman's Team Build

Construction Site for Douglas Elliman’s Team Build

Michael Light Installing a Window

Michael Light Installing a Window

Valeria and Meritxell Cutting Wood Blocking

Valeria and Meritxell Cutting Wood Blocking

The most rewarding part of volunteering for Habitat for Humanity is that you directly affect a family’s life. This year, our team build helped a hard-working mother own her very first home for her and her 10-year-old son! Those not familiar with how Habitat works…in order to qualify to be a Habitat homeowner, a family must be first-time home buyers and qualify under the Habitat standards.

Douglas Elliman Volunteers

Douglas Elliman Volunteers

The Miami Luxury Homes Group at Douglas Elliman is humbled to have had the opportunity to contribute to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami because it is truly a remarkable organization and it is vital to our community to give back. So, if you are interested, I highly recommend you learn more about Habitat for Humanity of Greater Miami and volunteer throughout the year or for the Blitz Build in 2018!