Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Old National BanCorp Grant Helps Fund House Build

Tony Krampe and staff representing the Old National Bank Foundation present a check for $8,000 to Habitat Board President R. Paul Bird, Jr., helping to fund the building of Habitat's 49th house in Henderson. The house is also being subsidized by a grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati through its member bank, the Ohio Valley Financial Group. Both grants will help to pay much of the $65K estimated costs of construction. This particular Habitat house is also funded by the early mortgage pay-off of the fourth Habitat house to be built in Henderson, the home of Mrs. Annie Sallier constructed in the early 1990s.

Foundation Work Starts Construction of #49

Employees of Jeff O'Risky's Escavating Company, Evansville, assemble the forms for the poured concrete foundation walls for Habitat's 49th house. Mr. O'Risky has donated the labor and materials for the footings and stem-wall foundation which will have a finish as if it were a brick masonry wall. The ten inch wide walls will provide a sure and sturdy foundation for the new house.

Starting House #49

Regina Houston (in red stripe) and her daughters attend the Ground Breaking of their new home at 804 Meadow Street, Henderson's 49th Habitat house, Sunday, August 15th. Standing with their mother is Kendra, Breya and Keyana. The family looks forward to being able to move out of the delapidated, trailer they presently rent just after the new year.