Neal Communities Sponsors HOPE Family Services' Annual Fundraiser

Bradenton-based home builder helps HOPE bring help to families in need.

Bradenton, FL, April 04, 2012 --( Neal Communities was a $2,000 sponsor of the recent 15th Annual Night of Black and White, a major fundraiser for HOPE Family Services of Bradenton. The mission of HOPE is to provide safety, strength, and well-being for those affected by domestic violence in Manatee County. The St. Patrick’s Day-themed event featured music by the Billy Rice Band.

“We’re in the business of building homes and creating communities. Homes should be the safest place in any community, and we are committed to doing whatever we can to make that happen,” said Neal Communities’ President, Pat Neal. “HOPE Family Services is effectively serving Manatee County and making it a safer and more desirable place to live. We applaud their work in this sensitive area.”

HOPE Family Services provides emergency care shelter, children’s counseling, domestic violence counseling, and victim advocacy for its participants. “We are grateful for the generous support of Neal Communities. They consistently lead the way in corporate philanthropy,” stated HOPE Family Services’ Executive Director and CEO, Laurel Lynch. “Pat Neal has been more than a contributor. He is a friend and an important ally.”

At any given time, 35 individuals are housed in HOPE’s Emergency Safe Shelter. The nonprofit also offers individualized safety planning, classes, transitional housing, and counseling. A 24-hour crisis helpline and professional training is offered as well. HOPE’s services are free and confidential.

Neal Communities is recognized for its philanthropy in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. The company’s president, Pat Neal, has received the Legislative Service Award, the Audubon Society Legislative Award, the Award for Meritorious Public Service, The Lakewood Ranch Community Fund Humanitarian of the Year award, and many other awards and recognition for service and philanthropy. Neal Communities was recently named one of 2012’s “America’s Best Builders” by BUILDER Magazine. The company is ranked #1 locally by Metrostudy and Hanley Wood Market Intelligence based on number of home sales. With over 8,600 homes built in Southwest Florida, Neal Communities’ honors and accolades include 37 Parade of Homes 2011 awards, 48 Aurora Awards, 5 Best in American Living Awards, and hundreds of local and regional industry awards. For more information, please visit
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Kelsey Wilson