The Peoples Bancorp Foundation, a non-profit corporation formed to make donations in Peoples Bank market areas, recently partnered with Clinton County Habitat for Humanity (HFH) in Wilmington and donated $5,000 toward the future construction of two homes.
“Clinton County HFH is truly building success in our local community. We couldn’t be more proud to support them and help make dreams come true for families,” said Ed Reilly, Peoples Bank Executive Vice President – Regional President.
Clinton County HFH is a locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing organization. Habitat for Humanity works in partnership with people in need to build and renovate decent, affordable housing. The houses then are sold to those in need at no profit and with no interest charged.
Volunteers provide most of the labor, and individual and corporate donors provide money and materials to build Habitat houses. Partner families themselves invest up to 500 hours of labor – “sweat equity” – into building their homes and the homes of others. Their mortgage payments go into a revolving fund for Habitat for Humanity that is used to build more houses.
Peoples Bancorp Foundation contributions focus on charitable giving in four major areas: community investment and economic development, youth and education, human services programs that improve the social needs of low- to moderate-income communities and individuals, and the arts and cultures. Organizations receiving grants meet those requirements and serve the markets where Peoples Bank currently has office locations.