Publix donates $5.5 Million to Habitat for Humanity

Posted December 7th, 2016 by Angela

From First Coast News:

LAKELAND, Fla. — Publix Super Markets Charities (PSMC) announced on Monday December 5th that it would donate $5.5 million to Habitat for Humanity affiliates.

Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville, Inc. (HabiJax) is one of 120 affiliates across the Southeast to receive support to build more than 60 new homes.

Specifically, HabiJax will receive $40,000 toward the construction of a new home for a qualified buyer to purchase.

“We are very thankful to Publix Super Markets Charities for their support of affordable homeownership throughout the Southeast, and especially to HabiJax,” said Mary Kay O’Rourke, president and CEO of HabiJax. “Our work has been extremely rewarding and we are so thrilled that organizations like Publix are joining us in supporting the revitalization efforts underway in the New Town neighborhood.”

“Every family deserves an opportunity to have a roof over their heads and food on their table,” said Carol Jenkins Barnett, president of Publix Super Markets Charities. “My father established our foundation in 1966 with a strong desire to see our communities thrive. Fifty years later, we’re still honoring his legacy. We are delighted to support Habitat for Humanity affiliates across Publix’s footprint by giving $5.5 million to this very important cause.”

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