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New record raised at Habitat’s CEO Build

“It was phenomenal,” Habitat for Humanity chief Randy Nobles announced at the after-event for the CEO Build.

He meant both the build turnout and $370,000, the record amount raised by mostly Boca CEOs.

The execs turned home builders over three shifts Oct. 18 and 19. They helped construct and raise the roofs on two Boynton Beach houses and repainted Marantha Haitian Evangelical Baptist Church.

Speaking from the heart, honorary build chairman Doug Fash said he was inspired by Gretta Ceasar, the future Habitat homeowner. “I’m blessed to be part of this, thank you, thank you, thank you,” she said.

John C. Tolbert, right, and his crew at the CEO Build.

Boca Raton Resort & Club president and managing director John C. Tolbert brought a whole crew to the build and hosted the after-event.

Among Habitat for Humanity South Palm Beach County board members, builders and sponsors there were Scott Sullivan, Cheryl Budd, Joe Martin, Peter Gary, Bob Tucker and Doug Paton. Tom Moraca was the presenting build sponsor and Sklar Furnishings the presenting home sponsor.

“We have hundreds of families on our waiting list,” said Habitat’s James McLelland. “Thanks for stepping outside your comfort zone. Now we can move one step toward having a decent place to live.”

By Marci Shatzman

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