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Five Deerfield Beach Families to Know the Comforts of “Home” Thanks to Community Support

by Habitat for Humanity Broward County | Feb 04, 2016

People’s Trust Insurance Donates $25,000 to Habitat Broward to Help Support Upcoming Home Build in Deerfield Beach 

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. – Five deserving Deerfield Beach families will finally have a place to call home, after Habitat for Humanity Broward and community partner, People’s Trust Insurance, partnered with the City of Deerfield Beach to make this dream a reality. Upon the City making these five properties available, People’s Trust donated $25,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Broward to help support the building of these new homes.

“Literally helping to put roofs over the heads of five families in our community is some of the most meaningful work we can possibly do,” said Adam Hasner, People’s Trust Insurance Chief Marketing and Communications Officer. “With the help of our affiliate, the Rapid Response Team, People’s Trust is committed to ensuring that all families know the safety and joy of living in their own home. I am proud we’re a part of Habitat Broward’s truly life-changing home building project.”

Deerfield Beach-based People’s Trust is a first-time sponsor of Habitat for Humanity of Broward. People’s Trust employees will also be hosting volunteer days to help in building the homes. And, the roofing professionals from the Rapid Response Team, an affiliate of People’s Trust, will also be donating their time and roofing materials.

“The partnership with People’s Trust Insurance is a perfect fit for us,” said Perry Ecton, Habitat Broward’s Executive Director. “Their focus on high quality and affordable service for their policyholders aligns perfectly with our core philosophy. By supporting this project, People’s Trust Insurance is, once again, showing its commitment to improving the Deerfield Beach community – I hope it inspires other businesses to do the same.”

Added George Schaeffer, People’s Trust Insurance President and CEO, “This s about making the American Dream a reality for our neighbors. Families and communities thrive when all people have access to safe and affordable housing, and we believe it’s our responsibility to not only protect homes in times of disaster, but to ensure peace of mind for our community at all times.”  

The home building project for the five houses will start later this year. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Broward, visit For more information about People’s Trust Insurance, visit

About Habitat for Humanity of Broward

Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity of Broward brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat Broward offers a “hand up” not a “hand out” to low to very low-income families who are unable to qualify for conventional financing but are willing to work hard to improve their family’s lives. Key initiatives include empowering partner families through education, resources and support to successfully achieve their personal, academic and professional goals; teaching the youth of future homeowner families the skills and attitudes needed to make better life choices and break the intergenerational cycle of poverty; increasing awareness and educating the community regarding issues related to the affordable housing crisis and what they can do to help; pursuing green building certification for Habitat Broward homes in order to make our design more sustainable and eco-friendly; as well as revitalizing and strengthening the community by building affordable homes throughout Broward County. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Broward please call (954) 396-3030 or visit our website at or check us out on Facebook at

About People’s Trust Insurance

Founded in 2008, People's Trust Insurance has emerged as one of Florida's top 10 home insurance companies, providing homeowners with affordable rates and benefits not available anywhere else. Honored with the 2013 Enterprise Florida Governor's Innovators in Business Award, People's Trust provides a “Better Way” for more than 150,000 Floridians to insure their homes. With more than 650 employees in its family of companies and an affiliation with Florida’s largest insurance restoration general contractor, People’s Trust is Florida’s best prepared home insurance company and a full partner in its policyholders’ recovery after loss.

About Rapid Response Team

Rapid Response Team is the largest insurance restoration general contractor in Florida. A proud affiliate of People’s Trust Insurance, the Rapid Response Team provides 24/7 emergency water mitigation, high-quality restoration services and managed repair coordination exclusively for People’s Trust policyholders. With a full-time staff of more than 350, the company operates a fleet of more than 150 repair trucks and other vehicles ready to deploy at a moment’s notice. The Company operates 12 Response Centers throughout the state that contain supplies that may be needed in the event of a loss or disaster, such as water mitigation equipment, tarps, plywood and generators.