Habitat to look for sites in Boca
Habitat for Humanity's new CEO wants to look for land in Boca Raton to start building affordable homes.
"The mission of Habitat is simple: to build more houses. We need to build more houses in Boca," said Randy Nobles, speaking at Habitat for Humanity of South Palm Beach County's 25th birthday party. "Most of our work now is in Boynton Beach and Delray Beach. Help me do more in Boca Raton."
Volunteers, supporters and board members reminisced at the Aug. 4 celebration. "When I started, they were dedicating their 78th house and now we'll be raising the roof on our 130th," said associate executive director Mike Williams.
"Our mission is to supply affordable housing one family at a time," said Rick Howard, board chairman and owner of Sklar Furnishings.
The event was part of Boca Chamber Festival Days that pairs nonprofits with profits for events during August. Chamber president and CEO Troy McLellan thanked TouchSuite and M.E.A.T. Eatery and Taproom, which provided the food. The event took place in the Cendyn Spaces building where the eatery is located.
He introduced Nobles as the chamber's former board chairman for two years. "Habitat is a special organization that needs our support," McLellan said.