FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Visiting Community Bankers Build for Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas
Build Occurs in Connection with ICBA National Convention and Techworld®
Las Vegas, Nev. (March 8, 2013)—The Independent Community Bankers of America ® (ICBA) today announced that the association made a donation to Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas during an annual build as part of the 2013 ICBA National Convention and Techworld, held in Las Vegas from March 11-15. The volunteer build day will take place at Habitat for Humanity’s build site on Sunday, March 10.
"Community banks build and reinvest in their communities everyday by lending to local small businesses and residents who call that place home. Community bankers aren’t shying away from that same spirit of giving as they travel to Las Vegas during ICBA’s National Convention and Techworld. Community bankers want to pitch in and help out no matter where they are," said incoming ICBA Chairman, Bill Loving, president and CEO of Pendleton Community Bank in Franklin, W.Va. "ICBA is thrilled that community bankers are contributing their time and energy to help Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas build this special community that will benefit so many deserving Las Vegas-area families."
On Sunday, ICBA will help build a series of homes currently located on an empty parcel of land at the intersection of E. Colton and Brazil in North Las Vegas (2805 E. Colton Ave.). The project, while still in its early stages, will eventually house six deserving families, with an estimated completion date of November 2013. All of the Habitat for Humanity homes will be Energy Star and WaterSmart certified.
"Habitat for Humanity’s continuing efforts to strengthen the Las Vegas community are needed now more than ever to stabilize struggling families," said Meg Delor, Executive Director. "With every new family that moves in with ambitions to create a better life, Southern Nevada becomes a safer, more vibrant place to live."
For more information about Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas, please visit, www.habitatlasvegas.org.
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About Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas
Established in Clark County in 1991, Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas is a not-for-profit organization that builds simple, decent, affordable housing with the help of volunteer labor and donated time, materials and funds. Each home is sold at no profit and with a no-interest mortgage to local working families who otherwise might be forced to live in substandard housing. These families contribute 300 hours of “sweat equity” by helping in the construction of their own homes. For more information, visit www.habitatlasvegas.org, ‘like’ us on Facebook at facebook.com/habitatlasvegas or follow us on Twitter @habitatlasvegas. Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas has received a 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator, America's largest and most-utilized independent evaluator of charities.