LEAD Brevard's Leadership Brevard Class of 2019 Leadership Action Project
The project team will write, shoot, produce, and edit a 2 minute video highlighting the opportunity in Brevard County to volunteer with Woman Build and Habitat for Humanity. The video is intended for Habitat for Humanity to use on their website, social media and as part of community presentations.
This is not a hand out – the family or individual pays a mortgage but gains the benefit of a 0% interest loan
Families or individuals are viewed accepted & approved are “partners”
92% of the funds donated impact Brevard County – keep it local!
Habitat for Humanity of Brevard County "Women Build: Coming together to build stronger, safer communities in Brevard County”
Women Build: Coming Together
to Build Stronger Communities
Team: Alton Edmond, Valarie James, Bridget Mace, Patrick Mac Carthaigh, Heather Pepe, Nina Salvaggio, & Justin Snyder
Background: Habitat for Humanity
Empower Brevard County families to break the cycle of poverty
Concentrated effort to enable low-income, hardworking individuals and families who cannot qualify for a conventional mortgage a
decent, safe, and affordable place to live with a 0% interest loan if approved
Enable hardworking, low-income individuals/families to cover life necessities: food, child care, medicine, and other basic expenses
Provide stability, a healthier environment, and educational opportunity for our innocent – the children of Brevard County.
Basic Eligibility Criteria – Governed by a Committee
• Requirements: Area median incomes (AMI) range of 35-60% criteria & completion of 200-400 hours of “sweat equity”
Call to Action!!
How can you help?
Volunteer, Donate, and Shop!!
3 Ways to Volunteer
Construction: Help build homes for partner families (Wed – Sat 8-3)
ReStore: process donations, provide customer service to shoppers (M- Sat)
Administrative: Assist the organization with community outreach, data entry, events, and
general record management/admin duties
Volunteer time, financial dollars, or household items to ReStore
Item Donation Key Points – Customer-friendly: schedule a free pick up online or call and if
you are remodeling, deconstruction can be completed for free (remove donatable cabinets,
doors, lights & more)
Purchase household items donated to ReStore
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF BREVARD: 4515 S BABCOCK ST, PALM BAY
Goal – Spread awareness to the community about Habitat for
Humanity & the women’s build project
Long Term Objective
Increase core group of women volunteers to build homes
quicker to assist more families in Brevard county.
Short Term Objectives to Develop
Social media calendar
• A majority of Americans believe it is challenging to find affordable, quality housing in their communities.
• Housing insecurity touches nearly 50% of adults at some point
• More than ½ of all adults have made at least one trade-off in order to cover their rent or mortgage.
A decent and affordable place to live helps families by freeing them from physical and mental hardship and
empowering them by placing them on a path of new opportunity with increased confidence. Not only does a
family’s partnership with Habitat provide a stable place to live and spend time together, but it is also
protects their health.
Affordable Housing Issue
How Habitat Helps Families
Habitat works with families to help them acquire the access, skills
and financial education necessary for them to be successful
An affordable mortgage or small loan means they have a chance to create savings
and invest in their education.
What are Women Build Events?
Women Build events are held across the US to provide a
rewarding opportunity for women to serve their community
by taking a proactive step to improve the lives of others.
These events are terrific opportunities to involve your
friends and family of all ages in crucial work with a lasting
Volunteers work under the guidance of construction
professionals to build a home for a habitat family in a
collaborative and friendly environment.
• Desire to support the community by helping others
• Enjoys learning new skills
• Seeking opportunities to make new friends
• Willing to participate in building a home
National Build Week is a partnership
between Lowe’s and Habitat affiliates across
the nation traditionally held in May
• Marketing Plan
• Social Media Calendar
• Video content for social media