JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- EverBank and the Jacksonville Jaguars are teaming up with HabiJax to provide volunteers and funding for the construction of two homes this fall.
"Participating in the building of these homes with HabiJax is something our employees look forward to every year," said Rob Clements, CEO of EverBank. "We are excited to team up with the Jaguars again this season to provide homes for deserving families in our community."
Construction began on the first home September 13 and has a tentative completion date of October 25. The second home is scheduled to be complete by November 1. EverBank employees, Jaguars players, coaches, staff and members of The ROAR Cheerleaders will work on these houses throughout the building process.
The families who will live in these homes have each completed over 300 hours of 'sweat equity,' or volunteer service, participated in financial literacy workshops, and provided a down payment to meet HabiJax guidelines and qualify to purchase a home.
"Our partnership with EverBank and HabiJax is a truly rewarding experience," said Jaguars owner Shad Khan. "We are excited to work on these homes and help build a strong and vibrant community here in Jacksonville."
EverBank has partnered with HabiJax since 1995, working on 67 houses and contributing over 900 employee volunteer hours annually. HabiJax is the Jacksonville affiliate of Habitat for Humanity. To learn more about volunteering with HabiJax and their mission, please visit www.habijax.org.
ABOUT EVERBANK FINANCIAL CORP
EverBank Financial Corp, through its wholly owned subsidiary EverBank, provides a diverse range of financial products and services directly to clients nationwide through multiple business channels. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, EverBank had $18.4 billion in assets and $13.7 billion in deposits as of June 30, 2013. With an emphasis on value, innovation and service, EverBank offers a broad selection of banking, lending and investing products to consumers and businesses. EverBank provides services to clients through the internet, over the phone, through the mail, at its Florida-based financial centers and at other business offices throughout the country. More information on EverBank can be found at www.abouteverbank.com.
ABOUT HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF JACKSONVILLE, INC. (HABIJAX):
Habitat for Humanity of Jacksonville, also known as HabiJax, was founded in 1988 and has become the largest non-profit affordable housing provider in Duval County. HabiJax is considered to be one of the most successful Habitat for Humanity affiliates in the United States, having provided homeownership opportunities and other housing services to more than 1,900 families. In addition, HabiJax is an advocate for affordable housing and fair housing policies and provides workshops and other trainings to help families improve their housing conditions. For more information, to donate or to volunteer, visit www.habijax.org.
SOURCE EverBank Financial Corp