Minto Foundation, Inc., the charitable arm of residential developer Minto Communities, recently donated $75,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County. The donation will benefit the partnership between the nonprofit and the Weitz Construction Academy at Seminole Ridge Community High School.
To date, the partnership has produced six area homes for families in need and has provided meaningful vocational education to approximately 700 students. Distributed over two years, Minto’s donation will directly fund critical home-building supplies such as wood, screws and drywall for the academy’s seventh house.
Each year, approximately 175 students in the academy construct a three-bedroom Habitat Home as part of a four-year construction training program. Students build sections of the modular homes on their campus, which are then transported to the actual home sites where other volunteers finish the job.
“We are honored to have Minto as our newest partner with the Seminole Ridge Community High School Construction Academy,” said Bernie Godek, CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County. “Their support ensures that this very worthwhile program will continue to give kids good career opportunities upon graduating, while contributing to the affordable housing effort in Palm Beach County.”
In October, Minto debuted Westlake, a 3,800-acre master-planned community located about one mile from Seminole Ridge in the newly-created City of Westlake.
Pictured above: Minto Foundation recently donated $75,000 to Habitat for Humanity to benefit Seminole Ridge Community High School’s construction academy. Participating in the ceremony are, from left, Rick Terkovich from Seminole Ridge; Amy Brand and Bernie Godek from Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County; John Carter from Minto Communities; Pam Booker and Ken Cassel from the City of Westlake; Robert Floxeril, Seminole Ridge student; and Linda Yoke from Minto Communities. Photo by Dream Focus Photography