Immokalee family truly ‘home for the holidays’

Hipolita Padilla hugs Executive Vice President of Habitat for Humanity of Collier County Lisa Lefkow as the family’s new furniture is delivered to the house in Faith Landing. (Submitted photo)

Hipolita Padilla hugs Executive Vice President of Habitat for Humanity of Collier County Lisa Lefkow as the family’s new furniture is delivered to the house in Faith Landing. (Submitted photo)

Naples, FL, Nov. 19, 2015 – Just in time for the holidays, one lucky family won the down payment for their newly completed Habitat for Humanity-built home in Immokalee and a truck load of furniture to fill it.

Saturday, November 20, Humanity of Collier County, in partnership with La Ley FM 92.1 Radio, awarded the winning family their prizes, including the $1,000 down payment for their new home.

The contest, called “La Ley Brings a Family Home for the Holidays” allowed four Habitat Collier pre-approved families to compete via Facebook likes to win the grand prize.

La Ley disc jockeys adopted a family and filmed a video of the family members telling the public why they need a Habitat-constructed home.

The family with the most votes, in the form of Facebook “likes,” won the grand prize. Check out www.facebook.com/laley921fm to see the videos.

Volunteers came out to help lay sod at several Habitat Collier homes in the Faith Landing community in Immoklaee during the Habitat-La Ley Radio contest on Saturday. For more information about applying for a home, donating or volunteering for Habitat Collier in Immokalee, call 239-657-4466. (Submitted photo)

Volunteers came out to help lay sod at several Habitat Collier homes in the Faith Landing community in Immoklaee during the Habitat-La Ley Radio contest on Saturday. For more information about applying for a home, donating or volunteering for Habitat Collier in Immokalee, call 239-657-4466. (Submitted photo)

Jose Luis and Hipolita Padilla and their children, were surprised with a Christmas dream of their own.

Starting at noon on Saturday at the Faith Landing development, members of the four finalist families, La Ley disc jockeys, volunteers and Habitat staff gathered to work on the new homes, painting the interiors as they wait to discover who would be the big winner.

At 2:30 p.m., the families assembled in front of their homes. Then a furniture truck from Aaron’s

From left: Jose Luis,15, Hipolita, Estafania, 17, and her daughter, Kimberly, 11 months, Melissa, 13, and Jose Luis are enjoying their new Habitat home. (Submitted photo)

From left: Jose Luis,15, Hipolita, Estafania, 17, and her daughter, Kimberly, 11 months, Melissa, 13, and Jose Luis are enjoying their new Habitat home. (Submitted photo)

Furniture in Lehigh Acres, arrived and stopped at the home of the winning family.

The three other families also won prizes for their participation.

For more information, from applying for a home, donating or volunteering for Habitat Collier in Immokalee, please call 239-657-4466.

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