LAKEWOOD RANCH, Fla. (February 8, 2017) – The area's largest and most established private builder, Neal Communities, and the firm's luxury building division, Neal Signature Homes, are celebrating February by partnering with the American Heart Association on its Life is Why We Give campaign.
This year, as part of its philanthropic annual giving plan, the homebuilder chose to support the American Heart Association, the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. The Life Is Why We Give campaign allows consumers to consider their reasons to live healthier, longer lives and to give in honor of those reasons.
Neal Communities and Neal Signature Homes will donate $100 to the local chapter of the American Heart Association for each new home sold throughout February. From Feb. 6 – 28, a Red Flag Sale will offer buyers an additional limited-time discount off the current price of move-in ready homes marked with a red flag.
“The American Heart Association’s mission is to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke,” said Chad Loy, vice president of the Central Florida American Heart Association. “For over 90 years, the American Heart Association has led the fight against heart disease, and we are proud to be partnering with Neal Communities to build a healthier Florida.”
To kickoff the company-wide promotion for Heart Month, the Lakewood Ranch and Bonita Springs-based homebuilders’ employees wore red on Monday, Jan. 30 to launch the promotion.
“We are committed to healthy communities and giving back philanthropically to local organizations,” said Michael Storey, president of Neal Communities. “We are holding various promotions and events throughout February to support the nonprofit’s mission to improve overall health with healthy lifestyle choices.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 610,000 people die of heart disease in the U.S. every year, equaling one in every four deaths. Eighty percent of those cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and lifestyle changes, says the American Heart Association.
In addition, the activities directors at Neal Communities’ Boca Royale Golf & Country Club, Grand Palm, Indigo, and Milano will be holding heart-healthy activities, such as Tai Chi, yoga, pickleball, water aerobics, Zumba, Pilates and more, for its homeowners.
About Neal Communities
Neal Communities was named the Professional Builder national 2015 “Builder of the Year” and was named one of 2012’s “America’s Best Builders” by BUILDER Magazine and voted the “2013 Best Residential Builder in Southwest Florida” in a readers’ poll sponsored by Gulfshore Business Magazine. The company is ranked No. 1 locally by Metrostudy and by Hanley Wood Market Intelligence based on number of home sales and ranked nationally among the top 50 builders by BUILDER Magazine. To date, Neal has built over 10,000 homes in southwest Florida. As the area’s largest and most established, locally owned and operated private builder, Neal Communities is continually striving for excellence in every aspect of the home building and development business. Neal Signature Homes, Neal Land Ventures, Charlene Neal PureStyle, Waterscapes Pools & Spas, Neal Communities Funding, Fiducia Insurance and Allegiant Title Professionals all contribute to the firm’s continued, record-setting local success. The company’s honors and accolades include 44 Parade of Homes 2015 awards, 50 Aurora Awards, 5 Best in American Living Awards and hundreds of local and regional industry awards.
About the American Heart Association
Founded in 1924, the American Heart Association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of heart disease and stroke. To help prevent, treat and defeat these diseases — the No. 1 and No. 5 killers of Americans — the nonprofit funds innovative research, conducts lifesaving educational programs and advocates for stronger public health policies.
Photo: Neal Communities’ north region team