This past Saturday, Habitat Seminole-Apopka had the pleasure of hosting our second annual Raise the Roof dinner and auction, held at a private hangar at the Sanford Airport. Auction items up for grabs included salon and spa services, professional sports gear signed by teams such as the Orlando Magic and Miami Dolphins, cruise bookings, and tickets to see Hamilton the Musical on Broadway. Guests had the opportunity to mix and mingle, dine with friends, and enjoy live entertainment, all while furthering Habitat’s mission of providing families in our community with a safe, affordable housing situation.
One of the highlights of the night was hearing the compelling story of Habitat homebuyer and partner Dellanira. At one point, Dellanira and her two children were housed in a small room at a domestic violence shelter where they were forced to share a living space with others, and they simply did not feel at home. In May of 2016, Dellanira found out how Habitat could help her and her children to live a better life. “At that point, I felt like everything I had been through was worth it because I was about to give my kids a new start.” Her road to homeownership was finally underway. We cannot thank her enough for sharing her inspiring story with our guests at the Raise the Roof event.
Guests decorated their tables in themes of their choosing, ranging from holiday to superheroes. Guests then casted their votes for various awards -- funniest theme, most elegantly decorated table, and more. See the results below!
Funniest – Charlan Brock Associates
Most Elegant – Friedman & Friedman
Culture of Appreciation – Waste Pro
Home Construction – Prospect Development
People’s Choice – Look Local Marketing
Top Dog – Farmer's Insurance
Behind all of the excitement lies something greater than meets the eye. We’re building strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter – and we have fun doing it! This event would not have been possible without the support of our donors, sponsors, speakers, and volunteers. Thank you for believing in our mission and we hope to see you next year. Together, we can create a community in which everyone has a decent place to call home.
thank you to all of our sponsors and volunteers who made this event possible!
Su Casa Appraisals
Annunciation Catholic Church
Ryder Systems, Inc.
Josephine Di Russo