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Walls raised on Collier County Habitat For Humanity home

Posted at 10:41 AM, Nov 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-05 10:41:40-05

NAPLES, Fla. -- Habitat for Humanity in Lee County is celebrating a record number of donations last year, which means they were able to offset the costs of building 65 homes!

The money was raised through their Restores, which take donated furniture, appliances and building materials and sell them.

The Restore logged nearly 19,000 donation drop-offs, which is an increase of 16% from last year.

And Habitat for Humanity in Collier County got a little extra help with one home, thanks to volunteers from the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation.

Many people worked on a home in Dockside, which is in Naples.

One volunteer said the foundation really wants to help people who struggle to buy a home. "Our family has always looked at helping individuals and families who need that extra step to get to an opportunity where they can continue to live and not struggle to pay for a large down payment, a large mortgage, and Habitat for Humanity filled that need," said Debra Schulze.

If you want to volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, there are two locations; one in Naples (11145 Tamiami Trail E., 239-775-0036) and another in North Fort Myers (1288 N. Tamiami Trail, 239-652-0434). Both have opportunities available right now.