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Habitat West Hawai‘i Receives $1500 Grant

May 11, 2017, 3:51 PM HST
* Updated May 11, 3:53 PM
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Habitat for Humanity West Hawai‘i received a $1,500 grant from the Windermere Foundation during the Women Build day on Saturday, May 6.

Habitat for Humanity West Hawai‘i received a $1,500 grant from the Windermere Foundation during the Women Build day on Saturday, May 6. Photo Courtesy

HHWH says the grant will go towards the Key Ohana home, where one of six families will receive a new home in the Kamakoa Nui Affordable Workforce Housing project in Waikoloa Village.

The group applied for a grant from the Windermere Foundation after five of its staff members from Windermere C and H Properties signed up to participate in Women Build. The grant comes from funds raised through the Windermere Foundation. Each time a home is purchased or sold using a Windermere agent, a portion of the commission goes into the fund.

“The best part about being able to award this grant to Habitat is that the funds here are all donated and raised by our local Windermere agents,” said local Foundation Representative John Kennedy. “And then to have the grant go towards helping a local family to move into a new home is just a really great feeling for me and all the staff at Windermere.”

To date, the Windermere Foundation has granted $33 million to hundreds of services and organizations that work to eliminate the housing crisis, most recently, Habitat West Hawai‘i.

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“It’s a really incredible thing to find an organization with a mission and values so closely aligned to ours,” said Executive Director Patrick Hurney. “This money will also go a long way to help the Key Ohana move into their home.”

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The Windermere Foundation was started to help low-income and homeless families in the Western United States.

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