Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build 2017 to Benefit SCF Student

(Bradenton, Fla., April 6, 2017) — Manatee County Habitat for Humanity will participate in National Women Build 2017 May 6- May 14, to help build a home for a State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) student who has qualified for the Habitat Homeownership program.

Brittany Holley qualified for the program in March 2016 and is working hard to complete the requirements of the program, which include saving money for escrow, a financial literacy course and home maintenance classes. She is a working single mother of three and is going to school to pursue her Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice. Holley received a scholarship from SCF specifically targeted for a Habitat homebuyer, and SCF President Dr. Carol Probstfeld attended the groundbreaking for Holley’s new home.

“The house wasn’t just given to me, it’s something I’ve had to work for,” Holley said during the groundbreaking. “Habitat for Humanity is teaching me how to be a responsible homeowner, how to network and other things I never thought I’d know, such as plumbing.”

One of the goals of the National Women Build Week is to create awareness of the program and illustrate how women support Habitat’s home-building mission.  During the week, the construction team will be predominantly women and the site will receive additional community involvement and visits from local dignitaries. Manatee County Habitat for Humanity is recruiting women to volunteer as individuals or as teams representing their business, club or organization. 

For more information or to volunteer, contact Barbara Slater at or call 941-748-9100, ext. 110 or visit

Brittany Holley and Carol Probstfeld

Brittany Holley and Dr. Carol Probstfeld 

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