Wednesday, May 30th will kick off the Jaguars' annual HabiJax homebuilding blitz to offer assistance to those less fortunate. Led by Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver, members of the Jaguars staff as well as ROAR cheerleaders and players Tony Pashos, Derrick Wimbush and Joe Zelenka will invest sweat equity labor into making the dream of a future homeowner a reality.
Since 2001, the Jaguars have sponsored 15 houses for HabiJax. Of those fifteen houses, four have been worked on by the Jaguars staff, players and cheerleaders.
The mission of HabiJax is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. HabiJax helps families in need build affordable houses, which they buy at cost with 25-year mortgages, but at no interest - following Biblical principals. These mortgage payments go into a revolving Fund for Humanity that is then used to fund the construction of more homes.
HabiJax is the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. HabiJax (Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville) was founded in 1988. The first home was built in 1989.
WHO: Jaguars front office staff, players and ROAR Cheerleaders
WHAT: Annual Jaguars HabiJax Build
WHEN: Wednesday, May 30th - 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: 1215 W. 23rd Street
WHY: To help families in need build affordable houses, which they by at cost with 25-year mortgages, but at no interest.
Contact: Nyree K. Bowen, Program Coordinator Community Relations - 904.633.2265
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