City of Glendale - News
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 26, 2007
CONTACT: Kim Larson, 623-930-2989
Glendale Residents Benefit From New Home Improvement Program From Habitat And M&I Bank
GLENDALE, Ariz. – Glendale residents in the Heart of Glendale neighborhood benefited from minor home repairs, exterior house painting, yard clean-up and landscaping thanks to the launch of a new program called “A Brush with Kindness.”
Habitat for Humanity Valley of the Sun created the initiative and received a $20,000 donation from M&I Bank. The bank opened its first Arizona branch in Glendale in 1965. Currently the bank has two locations in the city and 49 throughout the state.
The program kicked off on Saturday, Oct. 20, when more than 150 M&I Bank employees gathered in Glendale to volunteer their time and energy to make home improvements for low-income homeowners. There is no cost to the homeowner.
Three homes were completed with plans for more in the future.
“We are so thankful to be partnering with M&I Bank to launch A Brush with Kindness,” said Missie D’Aunoy, interim CEO of Habitat for Humanity. “With their help we are able to assist many more families in need and beautify city neighborhoods.”
Habitat for Humanity Valley of the Sun and the city of Glendale have a long standing relationship and have partnered to build more than 30 homes in the city.