A house is being built in Palmetto for a Manatee County veteran who served in the Army for nearly 11 years. His dream has always been to have a house of his very own and he is one day closer to achieving that. Juan Garcia is working on a dream he never thought possible: a home of his very own.
“Ever since I was in the Army, I wanted to have the American dream you know? Get their own house, having a family,” said Garcia.
Utilizing the skills she learned on the jobsite, Debra Pashkowsky began woodworking and repurposing old furniture and pallets. Soon she was creating furniture, art, fixtures, decor and more. “I never thought I would be using power tools,” she said, “and now I have a garage full of them!”
Thrivent Builds is an on-going multi-year, multi-million dollar partnership between Habitat International and Thrivent Financial, which helps create safe, decent and affordable housing.