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By Staff | Apr 28, 2020

Brandy Heales

San Cap Community Bank hires Heales

Brandy Heales has joined Sanibel Captiva Community Bank as a loan coordinator in the residential lending division.

She is responsible for supporting residential loan officers in assisting customers with residential loans, including conventional and construction loans.

Heales has more than two decades of experience in the realty and banking industries. She previously worked as a licensed realtor for various companies in Florida and Ohio.

Habitat for Humanity earns GuideStar recognition

GuideStar USA has awarded the Platinum Seal of Transparency, its highest level of recognition, to Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry Counties.

According to GuideStar, platinum honorees share accurate, unbiased background information, financial statements, goals and other data that allows potential donors, funders and stakeholders to make educated decisions about nonprofits and the work they do. Only 740 of 99,382 organizations registered in Florida, or 0.7 percent, currently have the Platinum Seal, according to its online database.

Habitat for Humanity earned the top designation for its willingness to share progress and results in important new ways that move far beyond simplistic financial ratios to reflect the organization’s impact on communities throughout Southwest Florida.

In 2019, Habitat for Humanity of Lee and Hendry served 65 families with affordable homeownership, providing a safe, secure and stable environment for 134 children. Currently, the nonprofit has seven neighborhoods in various development stages, including the 150-home Heritage Heights neighborhood in Fort Myers.