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RETIRED PRIEST VOLUNTEERS TO BUILD HOMES FOR HABITAT

RETIRED PRIEST VOLUNTEERS TO BUILD HOMES AT HABITAT’S HOPE LANDING

Robert Unger, a retired priest from North Dakota, came to the Bradenton area to retire. Robert is an active church and choir member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and an active member of our community. Before becoming a priest, Robert's career field was Mechanical Engineering. Using his previous construction background, Robert chose to volunteer at the Hope Landing construction site of Manatee County Habitat for Humanity. Robert has been volunteering with Manatee Habitat for 2.5 months and has shown consistent dedication and a willingness to always help out with the job at hand. His dependability, promptness, and helpfulness have made him an integral part of the volunteer team. Robert's work ethic comes across as servant hood expressed though joyful and willing action. Manatee County Habitat for Humanity Executive Director, Ron Turner, expresses his gratitude, “Volunteers like Robert Unger make Manatee County Habitat for Humanity successful. It’s about neighbors helping neighbors. By each of us lending a helping hand, our community can truly be a better place." It is because of support that Habitat is able to move toward their vision of eliminating sub-standard housing in this community. Manatee Habitat not only builds & repairs homes for families in need, they change lives as they offer renewed hope for the families they serve. For each family Habitat is able to place in a simple, decent home, they are one step closer to accomplishing the goal of making it a better community for us all. To donate and support Manatee Habitat, visit their website at www.manateehabitat.org or call 941-748-9100.

MANATEE COUNTY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY Manatee County Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, ecumenical, volunteer-based organization dedicated to building and repairing homes in partnership with low-income families who need safe, decent, affordable housing. Since its founding in 1994, Manatee Habitat has built 100 homes with the help of donors, families and volunteers. For more information, visit: www.manateeehabitat.org.

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