EverBank, Jaguars Team Up With HabiJax To Build Homes For Jacksonville
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 20, 2013
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
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 depositsas ofJune 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,
SOURCE EverBank Financial Corp
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