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Habitat for Humanity Home Dedication 2016

JM Family Enterprises, along with Habitat for Humanity of Broward, recently celebrated the completion of four Pompano Beach homes – two free-standing, single-family houses and one duplex. Local dignitaries, city officials and well-wishers gathered during a recent dedication ceremony as the new Habitat homeowners shared stories of how this program has changed their lives.    

“Homeownership gives my family hope,” says Daniella Major, mother of three and new Habitat homeowner. “Hope for a better life with our children and motivation to move forward.”

In addition to receiving the keys to their new homes, each family – the Poole-Joseph family, the Major and Leo family, the Hinds family and the Jones family – was also provided with a state-of-the-art, high efficiency washer and dryer, a $100 Lowe’s gift card to put towards the purchase of additional home essentials and blankets knitted by JM Family associates. 

“For more than a decade, JM Family associates have worked side-by-side with local families to transform vacant plots of land into loving homes,” said JM Family President and CEO Colin Brown. “This most recent dedication ceremony represents the culmination of several months of determination and is a testament to the strong partnership between JM Family and Habitat for Humanity. We look forward to many more years of meaningful collaboration.”

As part of the Habitat build process, 158 JM Family associates committed 2,538 volunteer hours over seven weekends to construct, install, paint and landscape these four homes, bringing the total number of houses sponsored and built by the company’s associates to 31. As an added bonus, for the fourth consecutive year, the JM Family sponsored homes were constructed to comply with the U.S. Green Building Council’s standards for high performance “green” buildings in design, construction and operations. These efforts were recognized as the homes were awarded the highly esteemed LEED certification, an important measure towards minimizing environmental impact. 

The automotive company’s long-standing partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Broward began in 2002. Since that time, more than 1,000 associates have invested in excess of 15,000 hours into home build projects throughout Broward County.

About JM Family Enterprises, Inc.

JM Family Enterprises, Inc., founded by Jim Moran in 1968, is a $17.7 billion diversified automotive company ranked No. 20 on Forbes’ list of America’s Largest Private Companies. It is also ranked No. 26 by FORTUNE® as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For®, its 22nd consecutive year on the list. JM Family has more than 4,400 associates and its primary subsidiaries include: Southeast Toyota Distributors, the world’s largest independent distributor of Toyota vehicles; JM&A Group, one of the leading independent providers of finance and insurance (F&I) products in the automotive industry; Southeast Toyota Finance and DataScan, both part of World Omni Financial Corp., a diversified financial services company; JM Lexus, South Florida’s only Lexus Plus dealer; and Home Franchise Concepts, a franchise network of home improvement products and services consisting of Budget Blinds, Tailored Living, Concrete Craft and AdvantaClean. Headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Fla., JM Family has major U.S. operations in Jacksonville and Margate, Fla.; Commerce and Alpharetta, Ga.; Mobile, Ala.; St. Louis, Mo.; and Irvine, Calif. Interact with JM Family on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn

About JM Family Corporate Community Impact

Founded in 1968 by automotive legend Jim Moran, JM Family Enterprises, Inc. is committed to continuing his 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.