Southwest Florida –John Neal Homes is contributing $5000 to the Humane Society of Manatee County (HSMC) for two upcoming events. The donation will help sponsor the 7th annual “Paws in Motion Walk-A-Thon” on March 9, 2013 and the 2nd annual “There’s No Place Like Home” party on March 22, 2013.
“It is our pleasure to help support such a worthy organization,” said John Neal, president of the Lakewood Ranch based custom home building company. “We wholeheartedly support the important and dedicated work the HSMC does for the animals in our county and we encourage everyone to get involved and learn about the great things they are doing by attending these events,” he noted.
The 2013 Paws in Motion Walk-a-thon will take place at the new Bradenton Riverwalk. Walkers and dogs are invited to take part in a one-mile walk and enjoy food trucks, vendors, and the Doggie Fun Zone. The second event is a party at Mixon’s on the Grove and will feature a silent and live auction, dinner by Polo Grill, an open bar, and dancing.
“The Humane Society of Manatee County is so grateful to have John Neal Homes as a major sponsor of our two upcoming events,” said HSMC executive director Amy Van Dell. “Our organization is not supported by tax dollars or national animal welfare groups such as the Humane Society of the United States, so sponsorship and corporate support such as this are essential to providing the life-saving services that HSMC offers. We applaud John Neal Homes’ community leadership and commitment to supporting animals and the people that love them in Manatee County,” she noted.
More information about either event is available at humanemanatee.org. The fundraisers support operations of HSMC’s shelter and adoption center, low-cost spay/neuter clinic, the rescue and rehabilitation of homeless animals, a feral cat TNR (trap-neuter-return) program, and pet food bank--all programs that are essential in creating no-kill community in Manatee County.
In addition to the sponsorship, John Neal Homes is also joining forces with Neal Communities to enter a walking team, The Mutt Maniacs, into the Walk-A-Thon event.
John Neal Homes was the largest custom builder in Lakewood Ranch in 2012 and is currently building in Lakewood Ranch, Legends Bay, The Forest, Riva Isle and on privately owned lots in Bradenton, Venice, Parrish, Siesta Key, and Freeport, Bahamas. The company is completely integrated to benefit its customers, with its engineering and building team, plus PureStyle design services and Waterscapes pools, the fifth largest pool company in the state. Established in 2010, John Neal Homes garners a 99.8% positive customer referral rate and is a testament to the customer service offered by John Neal Homes. John Neal is a fourth generation builder in the Neal family and under his pioneering leadership, the John Neal Homes team builds on more than four decades of experience. John Neal is a dedicated community advocate and philanthropist. He sits on several community boards including the Manatee County Red Cross, the State College of Florida, and is an incoming board member of the Manatee County Chamber of Commerce. John also sits on the Environmental Lands Action Committee for Manatee County and continually takes an active role in advocating for and supporting his community.
The company's honors and accolades include Aurora Awards for models in The Country Club at Lakewood Ranch and Country Club East and several Parade of Homes awards from the Home Builder’s Association. John Neal was named as one of the Gulf Coast Business Review’s 40 under 40 in 2011 and a person to watch by Biz941. John Neal Homes is a custom builder that designs homes in planned communities as well as on your lot. For more information go to www.homesbyjohnneal.com.