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Date: 3.26.2018        
Contact: Jamie Smith, Design Associate
Jamie@heartofwyoming.org
I 307.234.1348

 
FIRST INTERSTATE BANKS REACHES 8th HABITAT FAMILY IN FIVE YEARS
First Interstate Bank’s Kermit Wille (left) and Tyler Stark (right), present Habitat for Humanity, The Heart of Wyoming’s Executive Director Heidi Maldoon, (center) with check in support of the Harris Crossing Subdivision.

CASPER, Wyo. – First Interstate Bank has renewed its long-term commitment to serving local families in need of safe and affordable housing with a recent donation of $25,000. These funds will help support the construction of the two homes currently underway at Harris Crossing Subdivision. With the addition of this recent contribution, First Interstate Bank has helped fund the construction of eight Habitat homes in the past five years.

“First Interstate Bank has been an incredible supporter of ours and consistently supports all that we do,” said Heidi Maldoon, Executive Director for Habitat for Humanity, The Heart of Wyoming, Inc. “It’s partners like First Interstate Bank that make affordable housing tangible and pave the way out of poverty for low-income families.”

When families move out of substandard housing and into simple, decent, affordable homes, homeowners and their families frequently improve their health, educational attainment, safety, and personal wealth.

“We are proud to stand behind such an important community cause,” said Kermit Wille, First Interstate Market President in Casper. “I tip my hat to Habitat’s dedicated staff, loyal following of volunteers, and band of community partners who come together year after year to make our community a better place.”

Maldoon and her team are grateful for First Interstate’s continued support—a relationship built on mutual respect and admiration.

“For First Interstate, this commitment extends beyond monetary support as their employees whole-heartedly participate in multiple group build events, serve Habitat’s Board and committees, and  support our annual fundraiser each year,” Maldoon said.

About Harris Crossing
Habitat for Humanity, The Heart of Wyoming, Inc. and its community partners are embarking on an ambitious effort to bring measurable and generational change to 13 families in the community through the development of Harris Crossing, a cul-de-sac subdivision. The $2.5 million development of 13 homes will encompass a 2.91-acre undeveloped property in east Casper. Upon completion, it will be the largest Habitat for Humanity project in the Casper area. 

About Habitat for Humanity
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity, The Heart of Wyoming, a nonprofit housing organization, brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. People partner with Habitat for Humanity to build a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering, or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, please visit heartofwyoming.org.

About First Interstate Bank
First Interstate Bank is a community bank operating more than 120 banking offices, along with online and mobile banking services, throughout Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Idaho, Washington and Oregon. First Interstate is driven by strong family and corporate values, as well as a commitment to providing exemplary customer service, exceeding customer expectations through products and services, and supporting—with leadership and resources—the communities it serves. Learn more at firstinterstate.com.


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