Warren County Habitat for Humanity Receives First of Three-Part Grant from the Investors Foundation to Build Homes and Hope
Since July of 2013, Warren County Habitat for Humanity (Warren Habitat) has been a grateful recipient of donated funds from the Investors Foundation. This month, they received another grant of $5,000 for their home building program for Warren County families in need. This sum is the first installment of a three-part donation of $15,000 that will be donated over the next two consecutive years. The grant will help further Warren Habitat’s mission of building homes and hope in Warren County and providing homeowners with strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter.
Investors Foundation quickly grew to be a highly valued supporter of Warren Habitat, not only monetarily, but personally. Two years after Investors’ first monetary donation to Warren Habitat, Sallyann Christie, Branch Manager of Investors Bank, became a Board Member of the affiliate. Since then, she has only become more involved, leading the annual 50/50 raffle, sharing news and information about the organization at the annual Farmer’s Fair, and being elected Board Secretary in October of 2017.
When asked what drew her to the organization, she replied, “I have always been the type of person who truly enjoys helping people no matter how big or small. God has blessed me in my life so if I can help someone else, I’m there. My husband also would attend events with me and soon became a volunteer at the ReStore. Over the years he too lends a hand whenever and wherever needed.” Mark, Sallyann’s husband, became a ReStore Warehouse Associate in April of 2018.
Her favorite experience with Warren Habitat, she says, was participating in her first Women Build event, a fundraiser that empowers women to build on the construction site of a future Habitat home. “It was very rewarding to be able to be a part of the event,” Sallyann recalled, “We all did our part throughout the day. Every time I pass that home, I smile knowing I helped on that day.”
The Investors Foundation has contributed over $26,000 to Warren County Habitat for Humanity since July of 2013 through various avenues/programs, such as sponsoring their annual Beams and Dreams benefit event and Bowl-a-Thon, Care2Share, and Year End Appeal. Warren County Habitat for Humanity is fortunate to have the support of Investors Foundation, both through funds and through the personal support of Sallyann, her husband Mark, and all their dedicated volunteers. Warren Habitat’s twentieth home, built for and alongside Veteran Rick Houston will be dedicated next weekend, with their 21st home soon to follow. These builds would not be possible without the amazing volunteers who have selflessly given their time, and support from large organizations such as Investors Foundation, and for that, Warren County Habitat for Humanity is eternally grateful.
About Warren County Habitat for Humanity
Warren County Habitat for Humanity is the local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity, International and has served Warren County since 1999. An accredited 501 (c)(3) charitable organization, Habitat’s mission: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. You can learn more about Warren County Habitat at www.warrenhabitat.org.
About Investors Bank
Investors Bank, headquartered in Short Hills, New Jersey, is a full-service community bank that has been serving customers since 1926. With over $27 billion in assets and a network of more than 150 retail branches, Investors Bank delivers personalized services and products tailored to the needs of its customers. Investors Bank’s services include complete deposit, loan and cash management products for consumers and businesses. Investors Bank. Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.
About the Investors Foundation
Investors Bank created the Investors Foundation in 2005 to support the communities Investors Bank serves. Investors Foundation supports initiatives in the arts, youth development, health and human services, education and affordable housing. The Investors Foundation works to improve the lives of its neighbors and communities across the bank’s footprint.
For more information, please visit https://www.myinvestorsbank.com/Community/Investors-Foundation.
Public Relations Manager
Warren County Habitat for Humanity