A Home of Their Own for the Holidays for Hillsborough Mother of Four

Carlton Fields CEO and longtime Habitat for Humanity Supporter to Present Keys

TAMPA, Fla., December 20, 2016 – For 16 years, Miriam Baker has dreamed of celebrating Christmas with her four children in a home of their own. After months of working sweat equity hours building that dream home alongside hundreds of community volunteers, Baker will receive the keys to her Habitat for Humanity home on Friday, December 23 –– just in time for Christmas.

Carlton Fields President and CEO Gary Sasso will present Baker and her children with the keys to their new Habitat home at a dedication ceremony Friday at 5:30 p.m. Carlton Fields has been a strong supporter of Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County’s affordable homeownership program, donating annual legal services valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars over the last decade.

“Over the last 10 years, our law firm has been very pleased to partner with Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County,” said Sasso. “We are committed to contributing our time, energy, and skills to help the people and causes that need them the most, and we are rewarded by the impact we see in our community.  We are greatly honored to support Habitat’s important mission of building strength, stability, and self-reliance in Hillsborough County. On behalf of Carlton Fields, we congratulate Miriam and her family and welcome them to their new home.”


About Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County

Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County builds and renovates homes in partnership with individuals and families in need of decent, affordable housing.  Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a global housing ministry that seeks to put God’s love into action, bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Since 1987, Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County has partnered with homeowners and the community to build or renovate more than 200 homes.  Families and individuals qualify for the Habitat for Humanity homeownership program based on need, willingness to partner in the program through sweat equity hours and completion of homeowner classes, and the ability to pay an affordable, zero-interest mortgage. For more details on Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County, visit HabitatHillsborough.org or call 813-239-2242.

About Carlton Fields

Carlton Fields has nearly 400 attorneys and government and financial services consultants serving clients from offices in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, New York, and Washington, D.C. The firm is known for its national litigation practice, including class action defense, trial practice, white-collar representation, and high-stakes appeals; its regulatory practice; and its handling of sophisticated business transactions and corporate counseling for domestic and international clients. For additional information, visit www.carltonfields.com. (Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, P.A. practices law in California through Carlton Fields Jorden Burt, LLP.)