Builder’s annual “Adopt-A-Family” program assists struggling family with monthly expenses, holiday decorations, holiday “wish list” items, and holiday meals
West Melbourne, FL – As part of LifeStyle Homes’ annual “Adopt-A-Family” program, the company raised over $3,000 to help the Santos family of Melbourne through the holiday season.
The LifeStyle team was introduced to Ms. Denise Santos through Marta Fiol at the Cancer Care Centers Foundation (CCCF) in November. Ms. Santos, a single mother, was diagnosed with breast cancer in January 2013 and underwent a double mastectomy shortly after. As she endured regular chemotherapy treatments throughout the year, she struggled to pay monthly living expenses and provide for her two teenage children. Her run-down car had multiple problems, making it difficult for her to get to and from medical appointments.
“After getting to know Ms. Santos personally, it was apparent how desperately she needed a hand up,” says Karen Hufford, marketing director of LifeStyle Homes. “It became crucial for us at LifeStyle to not only fulfill her family’s Christmas wish lists, but to make a real difference in their lives as they start a new year.”
LifeStyle Homes assumed the Santos family’s living expenses for the month of December. Many of the company’s employees and subcontractors – including Dutton Drywall; Southern Colors, Inc.; M&M Tile and Carpet Co.; Oceanside Cabinets, LLC; CNS Drywall; and 84 Lumber – all chipped in generous funds. Additionally, specific wish-list items – including a laptop computer and full-sized bed and writing desk – were donated by Outsource Orlando, LLC and Kay Green Design, Inc., respectively.
With the outpouring of kindness, LifeStyle Homes was able to help the Santos family afford holiday decorations, gifts, and meals, as well as offer additional funds to help fix her car.
“Giving back to our community – a community that has given so much to us – is just part of the LifeStyle culture,” says Jordan Luhn, CEO of LifeStyle Homes. “We are blessed beyond belief, and our ‘Adopt-A-Family’ program is one way we pay it forward.”
About LifeStyle Homes, Inc.
Founded in 1984, LifeStyle Homes, Inc. is a family-owned homebuilder on Florida’s East Coast. Each new home by LifeStyle is built SunSmart℠ and guaranteed to score a 60 or lower on the HERS Index. LifeStyle is credited with building the first net-zero-energy home on Florida’s East Coast. The company has won many awards for its solar-powered homes, including the Florida Home Builders Association (FHBA)’s Aurora Award for the best solar-energy home, which was presented to LifeStyle at the 2011 Southeast Building Conference; as well as the North American Net Zero Energy Production Home of the Year, which was awarded by the Net Zero Energy Home Coalition in Canada.