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Habitat for Humanity and JM Family Welcome Three Families to New Homes
“It’s such a blessing to have our own home and to own it,” Lee said. “Every day I walk into this house and I’m reminded, ‘This is mine.’”
The three homes were constructed to comply with the U.S. Green Building Council’s standards for high performance “green” buildings in design, construction and operations. This achievement marks the third year JM Family’s Habitat homes were awarded the highly esteemed LEED GOLD certification, an important measure towards minimizing environmental impact. Each homeowner was also surprised with a state-of-the-
“Today is a special day to celebrate what started off as a cement slab and has been transformed into a home,” said JM Family (http://www.jmfamily.com/
During the recent Habitat builds, 140 dedicated JM Family associates volunteered nearly 2,100 hours. The automotive company has remained a long-standing partner of the organization since 2002 with more than 800 associates investing in excess of 15,000 hours into home build projects throughout Broward County. Each year, associates who participate at every volunteer event are recognized with a Golden Hammer Award for their efforts. This year, 13 recipients were honored at the ceremony.
The event commemorated eight months of hard work and determination by the Habitat families and JM Family volunteers. Also in attendance at the dedication were Habitat for Humanity of Broward Board Chair and Channel 7 Executive Vice President and General Manager Bob Leider, Habitat for Humanity of Broward Executive Director Perry Ecton, and City of Oakland Park city commissioners Tim Lonergan and John Adornato III.
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About JM Family Enterprises
JM Family Enterprises, Inc., founded by automotive legend Jim Moran in 1968, is a $12.5 billion diversified automotive company ranked No. 27 on Forbes’ list of “America’s Largest Private Companies.” JM Family is also ranked No. 37 by FORTUNE® as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For,” its 16th consecutive year on the list. Primary subsidiaries include: Southeast Toyota Distributors, World Omni Financial Corp., JM&A Group, JM Lexus, and JM Service Center LLC. Headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Fla., JM Family has major U.S. operations in Jacksonville and Margate, Fla.; Commerce and Alpharetta, Ga.; Mobile, Ala. and St. Louis, Mo., in addition to offices in Mississauga, Ontario and Montreal, Quebec. Interact with JM Family at Facebook.com/
JM Family Corporate Philanthropy
JM Family Enterprises, Inc. is committed to continuing Jim Moran’s guiding philosophy of giving back to the communities where our associates live and work. By sharing time, talents and resources, we keep his spirit alive and cultivate something significant and lasting – stronger families and stronger communities. JM Family's corporate philanthropy is focused on four areas of giving – empowering families and nurturing children, providing for essential needs, promoting education and preserving our environment. Our philanthropic mission is to be a leader in corporate citizenship, and through strategic utilization of our resources, improve the quality of life in the communities in which we live and work.
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