Westport National Bank Donates Trailer to Habitat CFC
Bridgeport, CT (March 16, 2012)- Westport National Bank has generously provided Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County (Habitat CFC) with the funding to purchase a new trailer. The donation comes in response to the overnight theft of a Habitat CFC construction trailer in February, 2012. Habitat CFC currently has eight homes under construction that will be sold to working, low-income families with a 0%, mortgage financed by Habitat CFC. The organization uses construction trailers to transport materials between its jobsites.
Westport National Bank President, Richard Cummings recognized the need to replace the equipment immediately. “The Bank has supported Habitat for many years and we have always been impressed not only with their mission, but the demonstrated positive impact Habitat has had in our communities. When we read about the theft of the trailer from a work site, we saw it as an opportunity to help them continue their great work.”
Westport National Bank has partnered with Habitat CFC for more than seven years. “Having the equipment to execute our mission is vital to our ability to serve more low-income families in need of safe and healthy housing. We are grateful for the support that Westport National Bank has continued to show us throughout our many years of partnership and deeply appreciate their commitment to eliminating sub-standard housing in our communities,” said Keith Cook, Co-President of Habitat CFC.
Photo : ( l-r) Westport National Bank President Richard Cummings and Vice President Ken Eckert with Habitat CFC Co-President Keith Cook in front of the newly purchased trailer.
About Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County
Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County is an independently run, local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. As a housing ministry, Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County seeks to build community and to improve lives by partnering with low-income families and with community volunteers and donors to build simple, decent, safe and affordable neighborhoods. For more information or to make a donation, visit our website at www.habitatcfc.org or call 203.333.2642, or follow us at www.facebook.com/habitatforhumanityofcoastalfairfieldcounty.