Robert Bonder was a thoughtful, creative, driven young man who passed away before his time. At the young age of 31 he was involved in his community in more ways than one; between the 140 apartment units in downtown Savannah that he owned with friends, the Digital Wireless company, the B&B Billard’s on Congress Street, and the many hours spent lending a helping hand to people in need with his involvement in the revitalization of the Historical District, Rob was a man of many traits.
To honor his name and memory his family came together and over the past ten years since his untimely death to raise enough money to build a house for someone who couldn’t afford a house which brought them to Habitat for Humanity. Finally have reached their goal of raising $50,000 to be able to start construction; Robs family members from all over the East Coast came to Savannah Friday November 28th to gather on the empty lot on Texas Street to hold a memorial service conducted by Rabbi Robert has from Congregation Mickve Israel.
“We are extremely blessed and humbled by this gift of the Bonder family,” exclaimed Michel E. Weathers, Executive Director of Coastal Empire Habitat of Humanity. “It is fitting that his legacy and memory will be forever linked here in Savannah with a family who was in need.”
Find out more about how you can volunteer to help build this house, the family who will be given the house, and updates on the progress of the house by following Coast Empire Habitat for Humanity on Facebook and Twitter atwww.facebook.com/HabitatSavannah and www.twitter.com/HabitatSavannah