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Visiting Community Bankers Build for Habitat for Humanity Orlando

Build Occurs in Connection with ICBA Annual Convention and Techworld

Orlando, Fla. (March 16, 2010)—The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today announced that the association will donate $12,000 to Habitat for Humanity Orlando during an annual build as part of the ICBA National Convention and Techworld, held in Orlando from March 17-21. The building event will take place at Habitat for Humanity Orlando’s Stag Horn Villas, an $8 million, 58-townhouse community.

“ICBA is pleased that community bankers are contributing their time and energy to help Habitat for Humanity Orlando continue building this one-of-a-kind community that will benefit so many deserving Orlando-area families,” said R. Michael Menzies, ICBA chairman and president and CEO of Easton Bank and Trust Co., Easton, Md. “Today’s build is yet another example of the dedication that community bankers provide to their communities each and every day. We thank Habitat for Humanity Orlando for their dedication to the local community.”

Once complete, the 3.9-acre Stag Horn neighborhood will provide affordable homes for 58 local families. Not only is it Habitat’s first multifamily development, it is also the most green and energy-efficient. The townhouses received the Energy Star certification and the Florida Green Building Coalition’s “Gold” designation. Some of the homes’ features are drought-resistant plants, white roof shingles, low-VOC paint, recycled carpet, compact fluorescent lighting fixtures and energy-efficient appliances. Three out of ten buildings within Stag Horn have already been completed. The fourth is under construction.

“It is uplifting to see so many individuals willing to give of themselves to help make life better for others,” said Dee Danmeyer, executive director of Habitat for Humanity Orlando. “Without their contributions there would be no building of homes, lives or communities.”

For more information about Habitat for Humanity Orlando, visit www.habitat-orlando.org/.




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