August 19, 2016
Company contact: Katie Kight
707-462-6613 Ext 1308
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Savings Bank Donates $10,000 to Habitat For Humanity Fire Rebuild Fund
A $10,000 donation has been made by Savings Bank to the Habitat For Humanity Lake County Fire Rebuild Fund. A portion of this donation is being made on behalf of their customers who participated in the “Let’s Rebuild Together…” eStatements campaign from May 1, 2016 – July 30, 2016. Through this campaign, Savings Bank provided customers an opportunity to help support the Lake County 2015 fire recovery efforts by switching to eStatements. The Bank pledged to make a donation for every paper statement that was switched to eStatements and kicked-off the campaign with an initial contribution in recognition of the customers who had already switched. Additionally, Savings Bank increased the donation in response to the Clayton Fire which began August 13, 2016.
“It breaks my heart to know that while Habitat For Humanity was working to help others rebuild after the 2015 fires, they encountered the devastation of losing their office to the Clayton Fire just a few days ago,” said Katie Kight, Savings Bank Marketing Officer. “Richard Birk and Tammy Brigham are in good spirits. Although they are experiencing a minor pause in providing services, they are determined to find temporary office space and resume assisting others in need as soon as possible.”
Habitat for Humanity serves low income households who partner with the organization in the building process. All homes are energy efficient, with green building practices and appropriate low energy appliances. Lake County Habitat for Humanity pledges that all funds received for the Fire Rebuild Fund will go 100% to the rebuilding of homes for qualified low-income Lake County families who have been impacted by the fires.
Savings Bank of Mendocino County is accepting tax deductible monetary donations for the following organizations in response to the Clayton Fire; Habitat For Humanity Lake County Fire Rebuild Fund, North Coast Opportunities Wildfire Relief Fund and the Lake County Wine Alliance – #LakeCountyRising.