Collier’s Reserve Country Club dedicates three new homes through partnership with Habitat for Humanity


NAPLES, Fla. (Dec. 19, 2013) – On Dec. 14, Collier’s Reserve Country Club took part in the dedication ceremony of three new homes they helped to build through a partnership with Habitat for Humanity Collier County. By hosting an annual fundraising event and also contributing volunteer labor, Collier’s Reserve has given a hand up to three hard-working families in Collier County. For more than a decade, Collier’s Reserve Country Club has contributed more than $1 million to Habitat for Humanity Collier County to provide homes for more than 40 deserving families.

“Many of our members have seen the terrible conditions that these hard-working, loving families were forced to live in because adequate affordable housing is not available for them in Collier County,” stated Ron Schlemmer, a resident of Collier’s Reserve. “Habitat for Humanity has built or renovated more than 1,600 homes in Collier County for these deserving families and we have seen the tremendous difference a clean, safe home can make in the lives of a Habitat homeowner. Seeing their success inspires Collier’s Reserve to do more.”

The Gonzales, Iturraldes and Auguste families have now moved into their new homes after living for years in overcrowded conditions, neighborhoods with high crime rates and forgoing modern conveniences such as air conditioning and hot water.

About Habitat for Humanity Collier County
Habitat for Humanity of Collier County ( is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes. By advocating for fair and just housing policies and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their conditions, Habitat for Humanity provides a hand up, not a hand out. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.

About Collier’s Reserve Country Club
Located in North Naples, Florida along the Cocohatchee River, Collier’s Reserve Country Club ( holds the distinction of being named the world’s first Audubon International Signature Sanctuary. Marking their 20th anniversary year, the private, member-owned equity club encompasses an 18-hole Arthur Hills golf course, lighted tennis courts, a full array of dining and social amenities, and serves as a refuge dedicated to protecting the area’s delicate wildlife and subtropical flora.