Mission Statement

Renovate A House Foundation


Renovate A House Foundation (RAHF), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, gifts renovated housing to low-income, disabled cancer patients and their children mortgage free in the Pensacola area through the Recipient Housing Program.


Renovate a House Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, helps low-income cancer patients. They undergo chemo treatments which cause side effects that are toxic to the human body. The side effects from the treatment take a heavy toll, particularly depression, and as a result, the patient is hospitalized and unable to keep their job putting their rent or mortgage payments in jeopardy.

Through generous donations, the foundation provides them with a gifted renovated house. The foundation’s managing director, an ex-contractor/carpenter, hires local contractors to transform abandon houses in the local Pensacola area into a beautiful home for a cancer patient in dire need.

Most cancer patients cannot work due to the hardships they endure from their cancer illness, thus they lose their job or they’re without a spouse or a support system. Removing the rent expense allows them to afford their utilities, food, medication copays, medical bills, and clothes for the children while they struggle to survive.

Funds are needed as soon as possible because the recipient list is growing for low-income cancer patients who are desperate to secure their living conditions while they endure the grueling side effects of their treatment. The recipients are most grateful and greatly appreciate any donations to ease their financial burden.

The Renovate a House Foundation will allow me to utilize my contractor skills to help cancer patients who need to secure place to live they can call home. As a cancer patient myself, I know the physical struggles and financial burdens we experience and I want to help as many cancer patients as I can. For this, I’m grateful and greatly appreciate your support.

John LoCastro/Managing Director
Renovate a House Foundation
Pensacola, FL 32507


Renovate A House Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and our registration number is CH53662. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.” The toll-free number of the department is 1-800-HELP-FLA (435-7352) – calling from within the state of Florida, or (850) 410-3800 – calling from outside of Florida. The department’s website is http://www.800helpfla.com. [s. 496.412(1)(c), F.S.].