Highlands County Habitat for Humanity is so very grateful for our ongoing partnership with Thrivent. It has been our largest and most rewarding partnership to date, helping us increase our capacity to serve the Highlands County community in ways we never thought possible. We are “partners in building better futures”.
Highlands County was devastated by Hurricane Irma in September 2017. The county reported more than 13,000 damaged homes – at least 144 uninhabitable – and total damages in excess of $360 million. Highlands County Habitat for Humanity has a goal of building 10 new homes for disaster-affected families each year over the next four years. Located in the center of the Sunshine State, you’ll find nearly 100 crystal clear lakes for fishing, boating, skiing and sailing, and more than a dozen quality golf courses. The gently rolling hills, orange groves and charming small towns make this a relaxing country getaway. Come discover Sebring for yourself and help a family that was directly impacted by Hurricane Irma.
- Trip Price: $350 for Benefit Members, $650 for non-members (airfare not included).
- County population: 102,000.
- Percentage of population living below the poverty line: 19.1%.
- Hosting availability: January – December.
- Team size preference: 8-20.
- Project location: Sebring, FL.
- Type of construction: New home construction & critical repairs.
- Learn more about Highlands County Habitat for Humanity.