Orlando-based recreational boat manufacturer Correct Craft has received the Walter Pharr Legacy Award for 2018, the highest honor from Habitat for Humanity Greater Orlando & Osceola.
The award was created in 2016 to recognize an exceptional organization that partners with the local Habitat group through philanthropy, volunteerism and other vital support. It is named after a board member whose spirit and passion helped shape Habitat for Humanity Greater Orlando & Osceola, which provides a hand up to families in need of affordable housing. Previous recipients include Rosen Hotels & Resorts and the Universal Orlando Foundation.
“Correct Craft has been a longtime supporter of Habitat Orlando & Osceola,” said Catherine Steck McManus, the Habitat group’s president and CEO. “They have volunteered with us, donated to our mission, advocated on our behalf, and served on our board of directors and committees. They are truly a family-focused organization that has reached out into our community to embrace Habitat homeowners and strengthen our community.”
Correct Craft President and CEO Bill Yeargin said his company’s employees have enjoyed working with the organization, which requires recipient homeowners to help volunteers with construction. The program allows them to pay an affordable mortgage and achieve strength, stability
“While our team is deeply honored to be recognized by Habitat Orlando & Osceola, we are even more pleased to be able to positively impact our community,” Yeargin said. “Philanthropy and service are two of our core values.”