Publix Charities

Publix Charities awards funding to Habitat Citrus 

CRYSTAL RIVER — Habitat for Humanity of Citrus County (HFHCC) was one of 125 Habitat for Humanity affiliates throughout the Southeast chosen as a recipient of grant funding to support nonprofit housing initiatives from Publix Super Markets Charities (PSMC).

HFHCC will receive $45,000 for a partial house sponsorship in its 176-home development at Habitat at Citrus Springs. Habitat Citrus is in the second year of its endeavor in Citrus Springs. Through Dec. 8, 19 families have moved into the development.

PSMC has been a long-time, steadfast supporter of HFHCC, often providing grants for its education classes, a prerequisite for partner families to participate in while in the program.

“We are grateful for the continued support of Publix Super Markets Charities and Publix,” said George Rusaw, HFHCC president/CEO. “From grant funding to volunteerism, they’ve played an important role for our organization within the Citrus community. Their generosity enables us to continue our mission and provide solid foundations for families through homeownership.”

“Publix Super Markets Charities is proud to continue the legacy of George Jenkins by supporting Habitat for Humanity affiliates and other nonprofits focused on helping people achieve home ownership,” said PSMC Executive Director Kelly Williams-Puccio. “The funds received by HFHCC will help give families a place to call home, providing them with stability and strengthening the Citrus County community.”

HFHCC is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry that seeks to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, neighborhoods and hope. We work to eliminate substandard housing for people of all backgrounds, races and religions by providing simple, decent, affordable housing to those who have a need, ability to pay and willingness to partner. For more information, visit or call 352-563-2744.