G4S Secure Solutions (USA) and Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County to Dedicate Home at Kennedy Estates II in Jupiter

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G4S backs community commitment with $65,000 and 419 employee volunteer hours.

Drew Levine and Maria Mateo

Drew Levine, President of G4S Secure Solutions (USA) and Ms. Maria Mateo at the Habitat for Humanity Building site.

This is more than an investment of cash and hundreds of hours of labor into building this home, it’s about helping make the dream of homeownership come true for the Mateo family and helping make our community more safe and secure.

Continuing its commitment to making a positive impact in the communities it serves, G4S Secure Solutions (USA) and Habitat of Humanity of Palm Beach County will dedicate a new home to Ms. Maria Mateo and her family on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 9 a.m. The ceremony takes place at 17202 Foundation Way, Kennedy Estates II, Jupiter.

G4S partnered with Habitat for Humanity, donating $65,000 to help fund this particular project, which kicked-off with a groundbreaking ceremony in April in Kennedy Estates II. G4S employees also volunteered 419 hours to help build the home. While G4S Secure Solutions (USA) has been a long-time supporter of Habitat for Humanity in Florida and across the United States for several years, this effort marks the first time the company directly funded the construction of a new home.

“We are committed to building stronger communities where we operate,” said Drew Levine, President of G4S Secure Solutions (USA). “This is more than an investment of cash and hundreds of hours of labor into building this home, it’s about helping make the dream of homeownership come true for the Mateo family and helping make our community more safe and secure.”

Originally from Guatemala, Ms. Maria Mateo is a cook at a local county club and lives in a small apartment in Jupiter with her daughter. Besides homeownership, Maria aspires to become a business owner and to spend more quality time with her daughter.

Upon completion, Habitat Village at Kennedy Estates II will consist of 19 single-family homes housing about 38 adults and 47 children. It will be a “green” community built according to the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC) and Florida Power and Light (FP&L) Build Smart energy conservation standards.

About G4S Secure Solutions (USA)
G4S Secure Solutions is the nation’s leading security company providing a wide range of security services and technology solutions. The G4S expertise in analyzing security needs and developing specialized programs enables customers to reduce the total cost of ownership for security and related services, and focus on quality improvement and risk reduction. For more information visit: http://www.g4s.us

About Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County
Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County is a non-profit organization dedicated to the elimination of sub-standard housing by bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope. Each Habitat partner family is required to invest a minimum of 400 sweat equity hours of their own labor into the construction of homes before being eligible to purchase their home utilizing a 30-year, no-profit, no-interest loan. The affiliate’s service area extends from Hypoluxo Road in the south to the Martin County line in the north, and from Palm Beach to Lake Okeechobee.

To learn more about Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County please visit http://www.habitatpbc.org or call (561) 253-2080.

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