LABELLE, FL.– Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties dedicated two homes sponsored by U.S. Sugar on Wednesday, in Port LaBelle.
Habitat officials handed over the keys to Devnish Seales, a single mother with a 10-year-old son, and Gabino Cisneros and Adriana Garcia, who have a 1-year-old child. Seales is a security guard who has been living in low-income housing in Clewiston. Cisneros and Garcia live in a cramped apartment and wanted a home for their child.
The homes are located at 5033 N. Obispo Circle and 5015 SE Tradewinds Circle, both in LaBelle. Through the help of volunteers and donations, the families now have affordable, stable places to live and raise their children.
“U.S. Sugar is thrilled to partner with this vital organization and help families achieve their dream of owning a home,’’ said Jennifer Black, community relations manager for U.S. Sugar. “We believe strongly that improving communities happens one house at a time, one family at a time, and we stand proudly with all our employees who volunteered their time to make these homes a reality.’’
These homes are the third and fourth homes U.S. Sugar has sponsored. In all, Habitat for Humanity has built 37 houses in Hendry County.