Santa Fe Receives Grant for Third Habitat House

Plum Creek Foundation awarded Alachua Habitat for Humanity a grant in the amount of $10,000 toward construction of the  Santa Fe III Habitat for Humanity home Wednesday. The Santa Fe III will be built starting in September  at Santa Fe College’s Charles R. Perry Construction Institute.

This will be the third Habitat for Humanity home built on the Santa Fe Campus. The house will be constructed by the Santa Fe College Building Construction Management Technology Classes and other groups of Student Builders, Habitat Volunteers, and Apprenticeship Students. The house will be built indoors in two sections. When complete, each be lifted by a crane onto a trailer and transported to the permanent home site, then lifted by a crane onto the foundation.

During a recent visit to Santa Fe, FDOE Chancellor Rod Duckworth mentioned this program as being a national model for cooperation between education and business.

“It’s a great example of what education should look like,” Duckworth said. “It’s win win win.”

CONTACT:
Scott Winzeler, Ex. Director Alachua Habitat for Humanity, 352-378-4663.
Jane Parkin, Director, Santa Fe Construction and Technical programs, 352-395-5363