First Savings Bank Funds $150K for Habitat for Humanity Home Building Project That Breaks Ground in Chicago

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First Savings Bank funds the entire cost for Habitat for Humanity home build project that breaks ground in Chicago. The bank will continue its partnership with Habitat for Humanity by sponsoring future projects in 15 additional branch cities.

Six representatives from the local Chicago branch of First Savings Bank participate in ceremonial ground breaking dig.

First Savings Bank funds Habitat for Humanity Chicago home project.

"Businesses have a responsibility to contribute to the communities they serve," said Weldon Riggs, SVP. "Providing a family with a home of their own brings stability and the means for a better future."

First Savings Bank announced its partnership with Habitat for Humanity, where, as a corporate sponsor, the bank funded $150,000 for its first home building project that broke ground in Chicago at the end of February 2020.

Six representatives from the local Chicago branch of First Savings Bank spent the afternoon at the construction site on S. Union Avenue. They participated in a ceremonial groundbreaking dig and later toured the sites of other Habitat homes on S. Union and S. Emerald Avenues. The homes under construction will be purchased by Chicagoans who qualify for Habitat Chicago’s Affordable Homeownership Program.

The Chicago project is the first of several Habitat for Humanity home builds that First Savings Bank will sponsor and cover the entire cost for. Additional projects are scheduled for each city the bank has a branch in, including one more in Chicago, two in Detroit, and one each in Cleveland, Miami, Minneapolis, Houston, Cranston, Rhode Island, Cincinnati, Tampa, Sunrise, Florida, Louisville, Ann Arbor, and Clarksville, Indiana.

"Businesses have a responsibility to contribute to the communities they serve," said Weldon Riggs, SVP, wholesale lending director for E2 Lending, which is powered by First Savings Bank. "Providing a family with a home of their own brings stability and the means for a better future, which are the causes that First Savings Bank proudly stands behind.”

“First Savings Bank is a trusted partner whose strong community values align with our organization’s mission,” said David Chudy, corporate partnerships manager for Habitat for Humanity Chicago. “With each new home that is built, thanks to First Savings Bank’s funding, many low-income families, and the communities where their homes are being built will be able to thrive and flourish."

About First Savings Bank
First Savings Financial Group, Inc. is the holding company for First Savings Bank. Its mission is to create a higher quality of life for its customers, employees, communities, and shareholders. The bank is committed to building customer relationships, conducting business with integrity, and providing the best customer service. It has received several accolades, including receiving the “Best Place to Work 2017” Reader's Choice Award.

First Savings Bank is the largest local community bank with retail offices located in Southern Indiana. With over $1.2 billion in assets, the Bank has a lending footprint in 49 states. Locally, there are 15 convenient locations in the Indiana communities of Clarksville, Charlestown, Corydon, English, Elizabeth, Georgetown, Jeffersonville, Lanesville, Marengo, New Albany, Salem and Sellersburg. First Savings Bank offers a complete line of personal and business banking products, and investment services. Access to First Savings Bank accounts, including online banking and electronic bill payments, is available anywhere with internet access through the bank’s website at http://www.fsbbank.net or mobile app.

About Habitat for Humanity Chicago
Habitat for Humanity Chicago serves families and communities in the city of Chicago by building new, affordable homes for low-and moderate-income households; providing funding to community residents to execute block improvement projects; offering year-round home care workshops to help Chicagoans maintain and add value to their homes; facilitating positive community action and affordable housing policy advocacy. For more information, visit http://www.habitatchicago.org.

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Weldon Riggs
E2 Lending, Powered by First Savings Bank
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David Chudy
Habitat for Humanity Chicago
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