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Chase Volunteers and Habitat for Humanity Help Hammer Out American Dream for San Antonio’s Coleman Family
San Antonio – March 3, 2012 – With the participation of Habitat for Humanity and dedicated corporate citizens like Chase, a subdivision is rising around the new Medio Creek Elementary.
This Saturday, 40 bank volunteers will erect the frame for a new Habitat house in the Coleman Ridge community. The volunteers will be working side-by-side with the Andre Coleman family, who will be hard at work building their new family homestead. The home is located across the street from the new SWISD school, which first opened in August 2011.
“We’re proud to work alongside great partners, especially Habitat for Humanity. There are few experiences more profound than seeing a family take ownership of their first home,” said Jay Clingman, Chairman of Chase in San Antonio. “When that family is walking inside a Habitat home they helped build, the powerful emotions are almost indescribable.”
Saturday’s build will begin at 8 a.m. and conclude at 3 p.m. The address for the Coleman home is 8826 Shepherds Way. The best time for photo opportunities will be at 10 a.m.
A total of 185 Habitat homes will be completed over the next three years in the new Coleman Ridge neighborhood. This is the third consecutive year volunteers from Chase have built and funded a Habitat for Humanity home in San Antonio.
“We are extremely grateful for Chase’s continued support of Habitat’s efforts to build sustainable homes for struggling families,” said Stephanie Wiese, Vice President of Development & Communications, Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio. “This commitment to another year of partnership will enable us to help another family have a safe and decent home where they can create a brighter future. It will also provide opportunities for life-changing experiences for the many volunteers who will lend their time and hard work to this great cause.”
San Antonio is very important to Chase, which has 47 bank branches and more than 4,000 employees in the market. Chase is a major lender to consumers and businesses in San Antonio.
About Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio
Habitat for Humanity of San Antonio is an ecumenical, Christian organization working with families in need to build simple, decent and affordable homes without interest or profit. Habitat families are required to put in a minimum of 300 hours of “sweat equity,” meaning they help build their own home, the homes of their neighbors and they attend home ownership education classes. In turn, they purchase their homes on a 0% interest, 20-year mortgage. Their payments average about $400 a month, or about half the fair market rent for a two-bedroom apartment in the city. HFHSA plans to build 58 homes in 2012. HFHSA was founded in 1976 as the first U.S. affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. The organization has built 737 homes since 1976.
Directions: Coleman Ridge subdivision (Old Pearsall Road and Loop 410); from downtown San Antonio, take 35 South (toward Laredo) to 410 North; take Exit #2 (Old Pearsall Road); turn Left and go under bridge; take the first right onto Excellence Drive; follow the parking signs.