June 22, 2016: Huntington Bank Celebrates 150th Anniversary with Habitat for Humanity.
In recognition of its 150 years of community engagement, Huntington Bank is donating $250,000 to Habitat for Humanity International to support neighborhood revitalization efforts. The donations and volunteer support from bank colleagues will improve 150 homes in Huntington’s six state footprint. Ten home improvement projects, funded by Huntington Bank will be scheduled this summer between June and August.
Dr. Howard B. Slaughter, Jr., President & CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh emphasized, “We appreciate Huntington Bank’s support, which adds to our ability to improve the lives of ten Greater Pittsburgh families in need. Their commitment to lend a helping hand to our homeowners in many neighborhoods – not only locally, but across Huntington’s geography in six states – demonstrates an example of caring that is inspirational and unprecedented and an example for other organizations to follow.
“We’re committed to doing business in a way that benefits our communities, our customers and the economy. With our history of community involvement in Pittsburgh and our celebration of our 150th year in business, we are proud to partner with Habitat for Humanity and make a positive impact for local homeowners and communities. We applaud Habitat for Humanity’s blended focus on rehabs and repairs along with new construction to meet community housing needs,” said Susie Shipley, president for Huntington Bank in Western Pennsylvania and the Ohio Valley.
Check out the video below - earlier this week, the team from Channel 11 News came out to one of Habitat's home repair projects in Mt. Oliver for single mother, Lakesha Marshall. Volunteers from the St. Maurice Parish Youth Group joined Lakesha and her family, under the supervision of Habitat Construction staff, as they replaced her dining room ceiling and repaired her back porch. A big thanks to Huntington Bank for making this project possible!