Building Homes, Rebuilding Lives! Take a Caribbean Vacation While Building A Home!

Building Homes, Rebuilding Lives!
Take a Caribbean Vacation While Building A Home!

Let me tell you how you can take an exciting Caribbean vacation while building a home. I'm talking about a vacation at the SunBreeze Hotel located on Ambergris Caye overlooking the Caribbean Sea. This Spanish architectural style hotel, on the edge of San Pedro, Belize, is surrounded by tropical gardens.
The crystalline blue waters of the Caribbean caresses the shores at the edge of the hotel property. These waters are the home of three living atolls: Turneffe, Lighthouse (home of the Blue Hole), and Glovers Reef. San Pedro has been acclaimed as the dive and water sports capital of Belize and Central America. There is a restaurant at the hotel serving three meals per day from a varied menu of foods to delight every palate.
Why am I telling you about this in a column dedicated to Habitat for Humanity? Well, this lovely Belize resort hotel is making it possible for some fortunate couple to spend a vacation there. How does that happen? Simply attend the Auction Dinner fundraiser being held April 12 by Habitat for Humanity of Washington County and bid on this special item. It's a five-night vacation for two in a tropical paradise. And as its motto "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problem", implies, it's a great place to relax and have fun! And, while you are enjoying this great vacation, the money you bid for it is helping to build a Habitat home.
This 15th annual fundraiser for the local Habitat chapter features silent and live auctions, raffles, other games, and a buffet dinner. Many other exciting raffle items are available including tickets to the LPGA Tournament in Tampa; a stay at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort; 4-rounds of golf at Miami's Doral Country Club; 2-round trip tickets to a destination of your choice on Southwest Airlines; a youth dirt bike; a truck-load of topsoil; a large outdoor custom-made doll house; paintings and signed, numbered limited edition prints by regional artists; autographed books; handmade quilts; hand-decorated antique chest; and donated items are still coming in from retailers, manufacturers, resort areas, restaurants, and many other sources.
The dinner auction begins at 5pm on April 12 at Hagerstown Community College's ARCC building. The theme for this year's event is "Under Construction With Habitat. . .You Help Build It!" Ticket sales are limited to 600. The cost is $45.00 each, and they are available now by calling the Habitat office at 301-791-9009. ($25.00 of each ticket price is tax-deductible.) Tickets sold out at the last three year's events.
This year there will be a Sneak Preview from 4 to 5pm for those persons wanting to come early and browse before the crowds. Tickets for the Sneak Preview are $10.00 each.
The $70,000 raised last year helped Habitat to continue building affordable housing for low-income families. The homes are sold to qualifying families on a no-profit, no-interest mortgage. Families must put in 500-hours of "sweat equity" building on Habitat houses and participating in other Habitat projects alongside the Habitat volunteers.
Anyone wanting to order tickets for the auction dinner, or desiring more information on any phase of the Habitat operation, please call 301-791-9009.

William L. Bulla is a freelance writer residing in Washington County.