MIASF breaks ground on Habitat for Humanity home

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The volunteers at the groundbreaking ceremony.

The volunteers at the groundbreaking ceremony.

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida board members, sponsors and staff participated for the third time in a Habitat for Humanity home groundbreaking at A Rick Case Habitat Community in Pompano Beach, Fla.

High Seas Yacht Service, Boat Owners Warehouse, Frank & Jimmie’s Propeller, Neptune Boat Lifts, Ward’s Marine Electric, Advanced Mechanical Enterprises and Centennial Bank are participating sponsors in the project and have planned team-building construction days for employees.

“It’s such a rewarding experience to contribute in such a tangible way and to work side-by-side with the family who will eventually be the recipients of a new home,” Chris Brown, owner of High Seas Yacht Service, said in a statement. He said his employees have been part of the program for two years and have devoted their Saturday to be on-site for truss day when the roof trusses are built and raised.

Located at the corner of 11 Street and Sixth Ave., A Rick Case Habitat Community is a development of 77 homes and is the largest Habitat for Humanity project in Broward County.

“The marine industry in Broward County supports 110,000 jobs with an $8.9 billion economic impact,” Phil Purcell, CEO/president of MIASF, said the statement. “Our members are passionate leaders in the community who are committed to reinvesting in the area where they live and work to make it a better place for everyone.”

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