Habitat Bucks Gala Raises $125,000 For Homeowners

Habitat homeowner, Tina Grady (center), pictured with Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (right) and Habitat Construction Director Mike Fallon (left).

In an outstanding show of support, fundraisers garnered $125,000 for Habitat Bucks to continue its mission of building Habitat Homes. 225 people turned out to the Habitat Bucks Gala in Northampton last Friday so people throughout Bucks could continue to afford their own homes.

“This family was overwhelmed by the help of volunteers, donors and community partners who gave so generously to make their new house possible,” Executive Director Florence Kawoczka said. “The home is the symbol of their hard work, patience and courage in the face of adversity.”

Bucks County resident Rebecca Turner purchased several upcycled items transformed by designers at last year’s Habitat Bucks Gala.

Tina Grady took center stage to share her experience with Habitat Bucks. The non-profit helped bring her family, with five children, from living in a hotel to a brand new Habitat Home.

Jeff Devlin also played the role of MC. Devlin is the host of five HGTV and DIY Network TV series, including Stone House Revival.

Professional interior designers and decorators also brought upcycled, lightly used furniture provided by Habitat Bucks ReStores for auction. Funds raised by the Hard Hats & High Heels auction go directly to the construction of new homes in Bucks County.

“We are grateful to our donors, staff, volunteers, and community members for making our annual fundraiser such a success,” said Mike Keim, President of Habitat Bucks’ Board of Directors. “Their support makes it possible for us to continue providing homeownership opportunities and home repairs that are affordable for our neighbors in Bucks County.”