Neighborhood Revitalization Effort brings 100 Huntington Volunteers to work with Habitat MidOhio
COLUMBUS, Ohio 5/21/16 – As part of its celebration of 150 years of community engagement, Huntington Bank will be on-site with Habitat for Humanity-MidOhio to help revitalize a neighborhood on Columbus’ South Side.
The donation and associated volunteer support will help improve homes for 150 Habitat families in Huntington’s Midwest geography, while championing Habitat for Humanity-MidOhio’s goal of increasing impact within shared local communities.
For the Rock the Block event, more than 100 volunteers and staff from Huntington and Habitat MidOhio will be helping to clean up a section of Reeb Avenue and complete exterior home repairs on six homes on the street.
“When considering a partner organization aligned with our history of community engagement in celebration of our 150th year, we knew that Habitat for Humanity would be a natural fit to invest in the neighborhoods that have been home to generations of our customers and colleagues,” said Steve Steinour, Huntington’s chairman, president and CEO, who plans to be on-site for the effort on Saturday.
“Neighborhood revitalization is inherent in what we both do as advocates and supporters for quality housing. We applaud Habitat for Humanity’s blended focus on rehabs and repairs along with new construction in facing the reality of community housing needs. Synergy with the mayor’s focus on Columbus neighborhoods will create even greater impact here in Central Ohio.”
“We are very pleased to be able to partner with Huntington on the occasion of their 150th anniversary.
Huntington’s stepping up to champion Habitat for Humanity’s efforts to build strength, stability and self-reliance among our neighborhoods and families helps set the tone for the good work we intend to accomplish in Central Ohio,” said E.J. Thomas, president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity-MidOhio.
“Habitat for Humanity-MidOhio has a proven track record of making a positive difference in the betterment of the Central Ohio region,” said Jim Kunk, Huntington’s regional president. “We know our support will make a meaningful contribution toward ramping up neighborhood revitalization efforts in our headquarters city and the surrounding area.”