At Wright-Patt Credit Union (WPCU), not only do we invest in our members and their families, we also invest in the communities in which you live. WPCU and our partner-employees generously donate funding, time, energy and talents to enrich the communities we serve and make them better places to live, work, and raise a family. In fact, our overall mission is to help people through life by providing ways to save better, borrow smarter, and learn a lot. That’s why we are happy to support Dayton Ohio Habitat for Humanity.
Habitat for Humanity serves as a hand up, not a hand out, for families in need. Families apply to Habitat for Humanity to earn a house of their own. Once accepted into the program, these "Partner Families" work alongside many volunteers to build their own house. They put in 275 to 550 hours of "sweat equity” before earning their home, which is then sold to them on an affordable, interest-free mortgage.
One way WPCU supports Habitat for Humanity is by serving as a member institution of The Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati (Cincinnati FHLBank). FHLBanks grant federal funds to their members that are used to help finance housing and economic development programs for households and areas of targeted low-income levels. Dayton Habitat for Humanity is able to apply for grant funds from Cincinnati FHLBank via WPCU. A recently awarded grant was used to jump-start a new home in the Dayton community of Riverside. Representatives from WPCU were proud to attend the groundbreaking for this home on November 22, 2010 in support of Habitat for Humanity and its partner family.
Above: Wright-Patt Credit Union Marketing & Business Development Director Tracy Fors, WPCU Business Development Manager Terrie Miller, WPCU CLO (Chief Lending Officer) & Dayton Ohio Habitat for Humanity Board Member Tim Mislansky , prospective homeowner Alice Twagirayezu, WPCU VP Membership Development Jeff Carpenter, Riverside Mayor Bill Flaute, and Dayton Ohio Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Diana Graham break ground for Alice’s new home in Riverside.
Other ways WPCU supports Dayton Habitat for Humanity are through periodic monetary donations and volunteer hours. During one such program from 2005-2008, WPCU gave $10 per closed first mortgage for home purchases for a total of just under $16,000. Furthermore, throughout 2010 all new Wright-Patt Credit Union partner-employees were asked to give back to the community by volunteering their time and talents at Habitat for Humanity worksites. WPCU truly believes that giving back to the communities where you live, work and raise your family only makes them stronger. That’s why we encourage anyone who can, to get involved with your local Habitat for Humanity.
Visit Dayton Ohio Habitat for Humanity to learn more.