FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Visiting Community Bankers Build for San Diego Habitat for Humanity
Build Occurs in Connection with ICBA Annual Convention and Techworld
San Diego, Ca. (March 19, 2011)-The Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) today announced that the association is donating $10,000 to Habitat for Humanity San Diego during an annual build as part of the ICBA National Convention and Techworld, held in San Diego from March 20-24. The building event takes place at Habitat for Humanity San Diego's G Avenue townhouse community, where eight townhomes are scheduled to be completed by December 2011.
"ICBA is pleased that community bankers are contributing their time and energy to help Habitat for Humanity San Diego build this one-of-a-kind community that will benefit so many deserving San Diego-area families," said incoming ICBA Chairman Sal Marranca, president and CEO of Cattaraugus County Bank, Little Valley, N.Y. "Today's build is yet another example of the dedication that community bankers provide to their communities each and every day. We sincerely thank Habitat for Humanity San Diego for their unwavering dedication to their local community."
Once complete, the G Avenue townhouse community will provide eight families a life changing opportunity to own their home and thrive as productive members of the San Diego community.
"It is uplifting to see so many individuals willing to give of themselves to help make life better for others," said Bradford W. Bates, president and CEO of San Diego Habitat for Humanity. "Without their contributions, our community would have little hope to create affordable housing opportunities for people in need."For more information about San Diego Habitat for Humanity and the G Avenue townhome community visit www.sdhfh.org.
About San Diego Habitat for Humanity (SDHFH)
San Diego Habitat for Humanity Inc. (SDHFH), the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is a nonprofit organization that builds simple, decent and affordable homes for ownership by local families in need. Habitat partner families are selected on the basis of housing need, willingness to partner with Habitat and ability to repay a 0% interest mortgage loan.
SDHFH is a faith-based organization that invites people of all backgrounds, faiths or no faith to join the effort in strengthening communities and changing lives. Habitat for Humanity exists through volunteer labor and contributions of money, land and materials, including purchases and donations to ReStore, SDHFH’s building supply thrift store. For more information, visit www.sdhfh.org or call 619-283-HOME (4663).