KeyBank donates $500M to Carter Work Project
Published 9:39 am Tuesday, November 21, 2017
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — President of the Regional Chamber of Commerce, officials from the University of Notre Dame, Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Mayor Dave Wood of Mishawaka and other regional leaders were on hand recently, when Mike Lugli of KeyBank presented Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County with a check for half a million dollars.
“This opportunity to help families earn the stability and foundation of home ownership couldn’t be passed up,” said Lugli, Northern Indiana District president for KeyBank. “Our show of support for the 2018 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project here in St. Joseph County embodies KeyBank’s culture of community through philanthropy and volunteerism.”
“This is an amazing gift,” said Jim Williams, executive director of Habitat for Humanity of St. Joseph County. “We’re very grateful to Mike and KeyBank for their support, which includes volunteers who will help during the Carter Work Project. Not only are we building an entire neighborhood in Mishawaka through this project, we’re also working on 17 homes in the city of South Bend. Support like KeyBank’s is vital to making it all work.”
The 2018 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project will be Aug. 26-31.
Hundreds of volunteers, many from across the country, will join the Carters in building 21 homes in the city of Mishawaka which resides in St. Joseph County; 17 additional housing projects in South Bend will be completed over the course of 2018 as part of this annual event.