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MIASF breaks ground on Habitat for Humanity home

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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