Publix Shares with Habitat for Humanity

Publix Super Markets Charities has, once again, responded to a call for help. Today, it announced an unprecedented $4 Million Dollar gift to Habitat for Humanity affiliates throughout the southeast. In Volusia County, Southeast Habitat for Humanity of New Smyrna Beach was awarded a whole house sponsorship. Mr. George Jenkins, founder of Publix wanted to improve life in the communities where he operated. Today, Publix Super Markets Charities carries out this goal through the work of its foundation.

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Publix announces $4 Million Dollar gift to Habitat for Humanity affiliates

Over the past decade, Publix has generously donated more than $150,000 to support the building program of Southeast Volusia Habitat for Humanity. In addition to the financial contribution, Publix Associates plan to work along with the future homeowners as they build their home.

Mr. George Jenkins, founder of Publix wanted to improve life in the communities where he operated. Today, Publix Super Markets Charities carries out this goal through the work of its foundation.

Habitat for Humanity homeowners invest more than 350 hours of “sweat equity” prior to purchase. They are able to purchase a home “at cost” with a zero interest loan financed by the affiliate. Hard working families achieve the stability of a permanent home resulting in many health, education, and economic improvements.

This would not be possible without the financial support and leadership of Publix Super Markets Charities and others. There is no doubt that Mr. Jenkins’ dream lives on in the work of his foundation. Habitat and its partner families are forever grateful.

Southeast Volusia Habitat for Humanity, founded in 1989, is a not for profit Christian housing organization whose mission is to seek to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Read the official Publix Release