A $30,000 Partnership Grant Program (PGP) award from Resource Bank, Fidelity Bank and Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) will assist East St. Tammany Habitat for Humanity with hiring staff and fundraising activities. Representatives from some of the banks awarded the funds today at a ceremonial check presentation in Slidell, Louisiana.
A $30K PGP award from Resource Bank, Fidelity Bank & @FHLBDallas will assist East St. Tammany Habitat w/ hiring staff & fundraising activities.
PGP grants help qualified nonprofit organizations fund a variety of operational and administrative activities that are critical to serving their communities.
East St. Tammany Habitat for Humanity plans to use the grant to hire a fundraising consultant. It will also use some funds to offset expenses.
“These funds couldn’t have come at a better time as the coronavirus pandemic has hit our parish hard,” said Kentrell Jones, executive director of East St. Tammany Habitat. “These funds will go a long way in helping our organization get on solid footing for the future in order to maximize the number of people we can help obtain safe and affordable housing.”
Kelly Rodriguez, senior commercial banking officer at Resource Bank’s Slidell branch, said the bank feels strongly about supporting affordable housing initiatives.
“Resource Bank supports many local charities and foundations, particularly those that aide in helping with basic humanitarian causes,” she said. “Habitat for Humanity fits the bank’s giving philosophy because they focus on empowering individuals to complete the journey to homeownership.”