In 2008 the RCLCO Foundation awarded the Houston Chapter of Habitat for Humanity a $2,500 grant to benefit the efforts of restoring the Houston area after the destruction of Hurricane Ike. Founded in 1987, the Houston chapter has built approximately 800 affordable homes and served more than 2,700 people. The mission of the organization is" to change lives and empower families by building homes in partnership with God and people from all walks of life."
In September 2008, Hurricane Ike ravaged Texas and most of the South. It has been declared the third costliest hurricane ever to make landfall in the United States; many cities in Houston were impacted by major flooding and high winds. Houston Habitat for Humanity jumped in to help with the relief efforts and help rebuild parts of the city. The money granted by the RCLCO Foundation helped to make these relief efforts possible.
In September of 2009 the RCLCO Foundation granted Habitat for Humanity Orlando a $2,300 donation. This donation went to supporting a fundraiser for Habitat Orlando's newest project, the Stag Horn Villas.
The Stag Horn Villas is Habitat's first multifamily Community. In addition to being Habitat's first multifamily community, the Stag Horn Villas community is also it's most green and energy-efficient. The townhomes have received the ENERGY STAR certification and the Florida Green Building Coalition's "Gold" designation. The 58-townhome community is projected to be finished in the Spring of 2012.
Changing lives through initiatives that provide affordable homes where people live with dignity.
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