Volunteers help build homes during Blitz Build

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Clearwater, Florida -- Today, 300 Habitat for Humanity volunteers began the 6th annual "Blitz Build" event.     

In seven days, the 300 volunteers will complete a home for a family and a partially build another home. Depending on the day, 30 to 80 volunteers will help Habitat Pinellas create homes for the Dixon and Hubbard-Lapos families. 

In addition to a team of 11 service men and women from the U.S. Coast Guard,  several corporate volunteer teams will participate throughout the seven-day event including:  CarMax, Ed White Hospital, Franklin Templeton, HSN, Lokey Automotive Group, Publix Super Markets and Tampa Bay Times Forum. Other volunteer groups participating include:  Anona United Methodist Church, St. Mark's Lutheran Church and Cottage School.

Because the event is a fundraiser with all proceeds benefitting Habitat Pinellas, volunteers pay a $25 participation fee.  Blitz Build concludes on Sunday, February 23, with the home dedication ceremony at 1:00 p.m., immediately followed by a picnic for the volunteers and the homeowner families. Volunteers can register on the Habitat Pinellas website at www.habitatpinellas.org.

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