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Pinellas Habitat leader recognized

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We want to congratulate a leader in our community. She has been in charge of Habitat for Humanity in Pinellas County for a decade. Because of her hard work, she just got a great promotion.

Barbara Inman knows what it's like to work long days, but her reward is immense.

For 20 years, she's been part of Habitat for Humanity building homes for people who desperately need them.

"At Habitat Pinellas, since I've been there ten years, we increased our production so much so that we are the 21st in the nation out of more than 1100 habitat affiliates," Barbara said.

Never boring, especially when you consider all that Barbara has accomplished since she came to Pinellas County to run Habitat for Humanity.

"It took 18 years to build our first 100 homes," Barbara said. "It took seven years to reach 200, and it took it will take only four years to reach our 300th house."

That's one reason she has just been promoted to run Habitat for the state of Florida.

"Habitat for Humanity work is really challenging because we have a very complicated business model. But it is so very rewarding at the end of the day," Barbara said,

For Barbara, it's all about giving back to her community. And she hopes that's a message that all parents will hear.

"I think it's really important that parents role model for their children a spirit of volunteerism," Barbara said. "I came to volunteerism really late."

But Barbara is making up for lost time. She's spent a big chunk of her life helping others and she wouldn't have it any other way.

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