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Tampa Heights CBC #1257352 Solicitation of Contributions #CH24010

If I want to get involved, how can I learn more about the project? Contact RTTB: • By Phone: 813.878.9000 • Visit our web site: www.rttb.org • Follow us on Facebook • Visit us at our office: 911 East 122nd Avenue, Tampa, FL 33612

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Candace Savitz, age 59, and her son, Phillip, age 29 moved to Tampa Heights nine years ago from Melbourne, FL. Due to a series of medical conditions, Mrs. Savitz was rendered unable to work. She suffers from diabetes, osteoarthritis and needs hip and knee replacements. Her son, Phillip, supports both his mom and his sister Sarah, age 19. They have five dogs, three of which are rescue dogs from abandoned foreclosed homes in the neighborhood. Mrs. Savitz is extremely proud of her two children and their accomplishments. Her daughter, Sarah, graduated high school with honors and is currently attending USF. She was awarded a Bright Futures Scholarship, the DeBartolo Scholarship and the Raymond Endowment Scholarship Award. She is majoring in computer engineering and is part of the USF Honors College. Her son, Phillip, received his Microsoft certification and works full time to support his mother. Their home needs a series of repairs including a new A/C unit and handrails on the front porch. Carrie Williams, age 69, has been living in the Tampa Heights neighborhood for over 45 years. She bought her home 38 years ago. Although retired, Mrs. Williams currently works as a part-time driver. She enjoys being around people and loves children. Mrs. Williams’ daughter Cindy, age 33, lives with her. Cindy is a navy veteran. She enlisted in 1988 and served for eight years. She received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Strayer University. Upon completion of her degree, Cindy obtained a scholarship to pursue a master’s degree. She is currently completing her masters in Project Management from Strayer University. Her goal is to work for the Department of Defense and government contracting. They have two rescue dogs, Deuce and Shay.

What is Special about Tampa Heights? The Urban Land Institute recommended Tampa Heights as one of the neighborhoods where the City of Tampa should focus its redevelopment efforts in the next five years. Tampa Heights’ location and its access to transportation has always been a central feature of the area. It’s conveniently located close to downtown and Ybor City, as well as easy access to both I-4 and I-275. Residents, business owners, and government officials who appreciated the history of the area are investing in its future. The Mayor’s Office has worked with the Preservation Board and Tampa Preservation, Inc. to restore the area by creating the Tampa Heights Historic District.

• The First Congregational Church relocated from downtown Tampa to Tampa Heights in 1885 and constructed a massive building at 2201 North Florida Avenue, dedicating the building in 1906 to early pioneer Obadiah H. Platt. • A distinctive Tampa Heights’ structure is The Saint James House of Prayer constructed in 1922 from rocks dredged from the nearby Hillsborough River, dubbed the ‘Rock Church’, resides on the corner of Central and Columbus Avenues. • Alicia Neve, a prominent Tampa Heights resident, willed her home to the Silesian Sisters in 1938, who founded Villa Madonna School. • Sacred Heart Academy opened its doors in 1931. Jefferson High School graduated many Tampa dignitaries, one of which went on to become Florida’s Governor Bob Martinez.

Where will we focus services? Sylvia J. Barker-Darby, age 66, has resided in her home for over 30 years. Mrs. Barker-Darby worked in the medical field as a nurse. She cares for her two granddaughters, Trinity, age 14, and Charity, age 18. She gained full custody of the girls soon after they were born. Their mother suffers from bipolar disorder and was unable to raise them. Trinity is currently attending Seminole Heights Charter School. She is in 9th grade and is a straight A’s student. She enjoys playing basketball and is deemed the star of the team. Charity plans to attend HCC in the fall. Ultimately, she wants to follow in her grandmother’s footsteps to become a nurse practitioner. At the age of 66, Mrs. Barker-Darby is currently enrolled in college and is graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources from Springfield College later this year. The home needs work throughout. The tub is in very poor condition. The roof is leaking causing damage outside and inside the house. The central air/heat is not working. Therese James, age 48, is single and a mother of four children. Her two daughters, Mary, age 20, and Jazmine, age 18, live with her. Mrs. James has been living in her home for 43 years. She worked in the healthcare and insurance industries in the past. Currently, Mrs. James works full time in Customer Service as a Commission Researcher for Dow Electronics, a job she has held for 18 years. Her daughter, Mary, works part time and attends HCC part time. She is currently in her first year of college and aspires to become a nurse. Jazmine, age 18, attends Jefferson High School and she plans to join the air force upon graduation. She is part of an organization that provides help to abused children and gives support to children in crisis. Mrs. James needs help with a leaking roof, windows, and electrical work. Zena May, age 85, originally from Baltimore, has been living in her home in Tampa Heights for over 30 years. Before retirement, Mrs. May worked as a nutrition assistant for B.T. Washington Elementary School for over 27 years. Mrs. May suffers from chronic diabetes. She lives by herself and her granddaughter, Chisara, takes care of her as needed. After her home was burglarized several years ago, Mrs. May expressed interest in possibly having a back door installed in her home. She also needs help with her plumbing and exterior paint.

Residential Repairs and Rehab Services in the area will be delivered within the following boundaries: • South of MLK Boulevard • North of I-275 • Between North Boulevard and Nebraska Avenue What we intend to accomplish: • Deliver Residential Repairs and Rehab Services to owner-occupied homes to make them Safer, Healthier and more Energy Efficient. Some services may include: • Roof replacement or repair • Energy efficient upgrades • HVAC replacement or repair • Window replacement or repair • Healthy Homes upgrades,including • Electrical and plumbing repairs or upgrades Lead paint testing and repair • Exterior painting, yard clean up or landscaping • Engage volunteers and corporations to make a positive impact in the community and spark economic develop opportunities for the local residents. • Aid in increasing homeownership opportunities by acquiring, rehabbing and making available to first-time home buyers vacant and boarded up properties within the targeted area. • Work in partnership with local non profits, especially to help in the renovations of the Junior Civic Association Headquarters located on Palm Avenue. • Assist in developing a healthy neighborhood in Tampa Heights. When? This 12-month project will go throughout the 2013 calendar year. The goal is to complete at least 25 owneroccupied homes, rehab and sell five vacant bank-owned properties, and contribute in the rehab process of the Junior Civic Association Headquarters building. How can I help? • Give financial support to match funds generously donated by Wells Fargo • Provide in-kind skilled labor or supplies Volunteer on our projects • Help us identify homeowners in need of our services • Engage your church, neighbors, friends or family members to volunteer • Provide feedback and recommendations of how can we better serve this community


Candace Savitz, age 59, and her son, Phillip, age 29 moved to Tampa Heights nine years ago from Melbourne, FL. Due to a series of medical conditions, Mrs. Savitz was rendered unable to work. She suffers from diabetes, osteoarthritis and needs hip and knee replacements. Her son, Phillip, supports both his mom and his sister Sarah, age 19. They have five dogs, three of which are rescue dogs from abandoned foreclosed homes in the neighborhood. Mrs. Savitz is extremely proud of her two children and their accomplishments. Her daughter, Sarah, graduated high school with honors and is currently attending USF. She was awarded a Bright Futures Scholarship, the DeBartolo Scholarship and the Raymond Endowment Scholarship Award. She is majoring in computer engineering and is part of the USF Honors College. Her son, Phillip, received his Microsoft certification and works full time to support his mother. Their home needs a series of repairs including a new A/C unit and handrails on the front porch. Carrie Williams, age 69, has been living in the Tampa Heights neighborhood for over 45 years. She bought her home 38 years ago. Although retired, Mrs. Williams currently works as a part-time driver. She enjoys being around people and loves children. Mrs. Williams’ daughter Cindy, age 33, lives with her. Cindy is a navy veteran. She enlisted in 1988 and served for eight years. She received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Strayer University. Upon completion of her degree, Cindy obtained a scholarship to pursue a master’s degree. She is currently completing her masters in Project Management from Strayer University. Her goal is to work for the Department of Defense and government contracting. They have two rescue dogs, Deuce and Shay.

What is Special about Tampa Heights? The Urban Land Institute recommended Tampa Heights as one of the neighborhoods where the City of Tampa should focus its redevelopment efforts in the next five years. Tampa Heights’ location and its access to transportation has always been a central feature of the area. It’s conveniently located close to downtown and Ybor City, as well as easy access to both I-4 and I-275. Residents, business owners, and government officials who appreciated the history of the area are investing in its future. The Mayor’s Office has worked with the Preservation Board and Tampa Preservation, Inc. to restore the area by creating the Tampa Heights Historic District.

• The First Congregational Church relocated from downtown Tampa to Tampa Heights in 1885 and constructed a massive building at 2201 North Florida Avenue, dedicating the building in 1906 to early pioneer Obadiah H. Platt. • A distinctive Tampa Heights’ structure is The Saint James House of Prayer constructed in 1922 from rocks dredged from the nearby Hillsborough River, dubbed the ‘Rock Church’, resides on the corner of Central and Columbus Avenues. • Alicia Neve, a prominent Tampa Heights resident, willed her home to the Silesian Sisters in 1938, who founded Villa Madonna School. • Sacred Heart Academy opened its doors in 1931. Jefferson High School graduated many Tampa dignitaries, one of which went on to become Florida’s Governor Bob Martinez.

Where will we focus services? Sylvia J. Barker-Darby, age 66, has resided in her home for over 30 years. Mrs. Barker-Darby worked in the medical field as a nurse. She cares for her two granddaughters, Trinity, age 14, and Charity, age 18. She gained full custody of the girls soon after they were born. Their mother suffers from bipolar disorder and was unable to raise them. Trinity is currently attending Seminole Heights Charter School. She is in 9th grade and is a straight A’s student. She enjoys playing basketball and is deemed the star of the team. Charity plans to attend HCC in the fall. Ultimately, she wants to follow in her grandmother’s footsteps to become a nurse practitioner. At the age of 66, Mrs. Barker-Darby is currently enrolled in college and is graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources from Springfield College later this year. The home needs work throughout. The tub is in very poor condition. The roof is leaking causing damage outside and inside the house. The central air/heat is not working. Therese James, age 48, is single and a mother of four children. Her two daughters, Mary, age 20, and Jazmine, age 18, live with her. Mrs. James has been living in her home for 43 years. She worked in the healthcare and insurance industries in the past. Currently, Mrs. James works full time in Customer Service as a Commission Researcher for Dow Electronics, a job she has held for 18 years. Her daughter, Mary, works part time and attends HCC part time. She is currently in her first year of college and aspires to become a nurse. Jazmine, age 18, attends Jefferson High School and she plans to join the air force upon graduation. She is part of an organization that provides help to abused children and gives support to children in crisis. Mrs. James needs help with a leaking roof, windows, and electrical work. Zena May, age 85, originally from Baltimore, has been living in her home in Tampa Heights for over 30 years. Before retirement, Mrs. May worked as a nutrition assistant for B.T. Washington Elementary School for over 27 years. Mrs. May suffers from chronic diabetes. She lives by herself and her granddaughter, Chisara, takes care of her as needed. After her home was burglarized several years ago, Mrs. May expressed interest in possibly having a back door installed in her home. She also needs help with her plumbing and exterior paint.

Residential Repairs and Rehab Services in the area will be delivered within the following boundaries: • South of MLK Boulevard • North of I-275 • Between North Boulevard and Nebraska Avenue What we intend to accomplish: • Deliver Residential Repairs and Rehab Services to owner-occupied homes to make them Safer, Healthier and more Energy Efficient. Some services may include: • Roof replacement or repair • Energy efficient upgrades • HVAC replacement or repair • Window replacement or repair • Healthy Homes upgrades,including • Electrical and plumbing repairs or upgrades Lead paint testing and repair • Exterior painting, yard clean up or landscaping • Engage volunteers and corporations to make a positive impact in the community and spark economic develop opportunities for the local residents. • Aid in increasing homeownership opportunities by acquiring, rehabbing and making available to first-time home buyers vacant and boarded up properties within the targeted area. • Work in partnership with local non profits, especially to help in the renovations of the Junior Civic Association Headquarters located on Palm Avenue. • Assist in developing a healthy neighborhood in Tampa Heights. When? This 12-month project will go throughout the 2013 calendar year. The goal is to complete at least 25 owneroccupied homes, rehab and sell five vacant bank-owned properties, and contribute in the rehab process of the Junior Civic Association Headquarters building. How can I help? • Give financial support to match funds generously donated by Wells Fargo • Provide in-kind skilled labor or supplies Volunteer on our projects • Help us identify homeowners in need of our services • Engage your church, neighbors, friends or family members to volunteer • Provide feedback and recommendations of how can we better serve this community


Rebuilding Tampa Bay

r e h t e g To

Tampa Heights CBC #1257352 Solicitation of Contributions #CH24010

If I want to get involved, how can I learn more about the project? Contact RTTB: • By Phone: 813.878.9000 • Visit our web site: www.rttb.org • Follow us on Facebook • Visit us at our office: 911 East 122nd Avenue, Tampa, FL 33612

Get Involved. Be part of the Revitalization of Tampa Heights Tampa Bay


June 22, 2013 - Rebuild Day Event