“We can do no great things. Only small things with great love.”  Mother Teresa

RC members Steve and Evelyn Auth are taking part in the Immokalee Rebuild Project:

Approximately 60+ mobile homes in Immokalee village were damaged or destroyed by Irma. Our goal is to help the community rebuild the damaged homes; many of these families are currently being housed with neighbors and/or at Ave Maria University.

We have joined forces with Habitat for Humanity Collier County. Habitat has already built a number of homes in Immokalee, and interestingly, all of these homes weathered the storm.

The cost of building one home is approximately $50,000. This covers largely building materials costs, inspections, and some professional oversight. All of the low skilled labor is provided by volunteers.

Andrew Nussbaum, a senior at Ave Maria University will coordinate all efforts with Habitat/Lisa Lefkow.  Habitat is ready to begin work on the home(s) as soon as they receive funding.  Andrew did not hesitate a second when asked to take this on. As an Ave student, he has volunteered previously in Immokalee and knows the territory well.

It takes approximately 9 weeks to build a home, so assuming Habitat can start within the next two weeks, the project should last into late November.

Checks should be made out to: “Habitat for Humanity Collier County”. The memo item on the check should read “Immokalee Rebuild Project”.

Checks should be mailed to : Andrew Nussbaum, 5050 Ave Maria Blvd, Ave Maria, FL 34142.