A Leesburg High School student at work on a Habitat for Humanity house. // Provided photo.
Through the month of March donations made to Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter will be matched by RoMac Building Supply. The matching challenge, up to $20,000, will benefit the Youth Construction Academy in partnership with Leesburg High School and ultimately, build a home with Habitat Lake-Sumter.
Those interested in donating during the March Match period can do so by going to www.habitatls.org/give or by mail to 906 Avenida Central, The Villages, FL, 32159.
Habitat’s Youth Construction Academy offers selected Leesburg High students access to trades within the construction industry. Graduating students gain first-hand experience of principles taught in the classroom and hold industry certifications necessary for a career.
“Don Magruder, CEO of RoMac Building Supply, has been a key driver in the success of Habitat Lake-Sumter’s Youth Construction Academy,” says Danielle Stroud, senior director of programs and partnerships at Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter. “Not only is the financial investment made by RoMac vital to the success of the program, so is the community support promoted by RoMac throughout Lake County.”
Two lots have been donated by the City of Leesburg for use by Leesburg High’s Youth Construction Academy students; this ensures the viability and success of the program for two additional years and secures two additional affordable housing opportunities for local families.
Participating students receive in-class instruction during levels 1 and 2 of the program, and the upper level students get the opportunity that will take them out of the classroom and onto Habitat’s job site. To learn more about this program or any of Habitat for Humanity’s programs contact Danielle at 352-483-0434 Ext. 133.
Ro-Mac Building Supply is a family owned and operated lumber and building material supply company headquartered in Leesburg, Florida. Ro-Mac Building Supply has been supplying lumber and building materials to residential and commercial contractors, as well as individual homeowners, throughout Central Florida, since 1945. For more information, please visit https://www.romacfl.com/
About Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter, Florida
Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter, Florida has been your local Hometown Habitat serving individuals in Lake and Sumter Counties with access and opportunity to affordable housing solutions since 1989. As an affiliate of Habitat International we empower local families to achieve strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter and are united by a shared vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.