JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- EverBank and the Jacksonville Jaguars teamed up with HabiJax to provide volunteers and funding for the construction of two homes this fall. On December 22, the Finklea family, comprised of Deborah and her two adult, special needs children, Marcus and Michelle, will receive the keys to their new home during the Jaguars game at EverBank Field.
Ms. Finklea will complete 300 hours of volunteer service to earn her home. She has volunteered at the HabiJax ReStore, worked at the home building site, participated in educational workshops and saved money for a down payment to meet HabiJax guidelines and qualify for a home.
"I am so grateful for this opportunity that the Lord has blessed me and my family with in being able to purchase a home through HabiJax," said Ms. Finklea. "I wanted to buy a HabiJax home because I want to be able to leave something for my children."
EverBank employees, Jaguars players, coaches, staff and members of The ROAR Cheerleaders worked on the house throughout the building process.
"Participating in the building of these homes with HabiJax is something our employees look forward to every year," said Rob Clements, Chief Executive Officer of EverBank and Chairman of the Board. "HabiJax and the Jaguars both do so much to help build a strong and vibrant community here in Jacksonville. We are excited that this family will be able to enjoy Christmas in their new home."
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 $17.6 billion in assets and $13.6 billion in deposits as of September 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 effective Habitat for Humanity affiliates in the United States, having partnered with over 1,800 families in home ownership. HabiJax also offers owner occupied repairs to families who cannot afford it otherwise. HabiJax is a multifaceted organization with many roles: builder, community developer, underwriter, mortgage lender, social service provider, and affordable housing advocate. For more information, to donate, or to volunteer, visit www.habijax.org.