FREMONT – Fremont Area Habitat for Humanity was the recipient of a $10,000 grant today. The funds come from First National Bank of Fremont, and will support the construction of new Habitat homes in Fremont.
Habitat partners with lower income families living in inadequate or unsafe conditions to build decent, safe and affordable homes. A zero interest mortgage payment, adjusting only for taxes and insurance, when coupled with much lower utility bills, gives Habitat homeowners affordable housing and financial stability. “Each time a Habitat home is built or rehabilitated and put in better condition, families not only have a decent home to live in, but neighborhoods improve, property values increase, and families are impacted for generations,” said Joy McKay, Executive Director for Fremont’s Habitat for Humanity.
Barry Benson, President of First National Bank Fremont was pleased to present the grant funds, saying, “Supporting and giving back to our communities is one of First National Bank’s core values. We care deeply about the needs of our Fremont area residents and want to be a part of meeting those needs. ” First National Bank Fremont is happy to partner with the Habitat organization, in more ways than one. “In addition to our financial giving, our staff will be having a build day in the fall to further support the outstanding work Habitat for Humanity does our great community.”