ICBA News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Visiting Community Bankers Build for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville
Build Occurs in Connection with ICBA National Convention and Techworld®
Nashville, Tenn. (March 10, 2012)—The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today announced that the association made a donation to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville during an annual build as part of the 2012 ICBA National Convention and Techworld, held in Nashville from March 11-14. The building event takes place at Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville’s Park Preserve community.
“ICBA is pleased that community bankers are contributing their time and energy to help Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville build this special community that will benefit so many deserving Nashville-area families,” said incoming ICBA Chairman Jeff Gerhart, chairman of Bank of Newman Grove, Newman Grove, Neb. “Today’s build is yet another example of community bankers’ dedication to their communities. We sincerely thank Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville for their unwavering dedication to their local community.”
Located in northern Davidson County, Park Preserve is more than 200 acres and was purchased because of its proper zoning, affordable cost and access to public schools and transportation. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville intends to build a neighborhood that is a source of pride for the city and community.
Park Preserve is Nashville Area Habitat’s fifth neighborhood. Construction began in 2010 with 30 homes built to date, and ten in various stages of completion this year. The development is slated to have 380 single-family homes for approximately 1,000 hardworking family members who are currently living in sub-standard housing. Home designs include brick accents and Craftsman styles as well as a new 1.5 story model. All are built to ENERGY STAR® and LEED for Homes standards.
“We’re pleased to have so many enthusiastic volunteers help us with the Park Preserve community,” said Danny Herron, president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville. “Thanks to the tireless efforts of all our volunteers, affordable housing opportunities for people in need can become a reality.”
For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville and the Park Preserve community visit, www.habitatnashville.org.