Hometown Habitat News

Thank You, and Citizens First Bank Too!

There are a variety of ways that communities can work together to support the development of affordable housing. This past December, Citizens First Bank and Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter partnered to help make a difference for families in need.  Throughout the entire month during the campaign, Citizens First Bank matched every dollar that was donated to Habitat for Humanity of Lake-Sumter by the community.

Together you helped us meet the goal of helping give the gift of safe, affordable homes to local families. Together we are transforming neighborhoods into strong, sustainable communities.

“We’re highly committed to supporting the community,” said Michelle Crawford, Citizens First Bank vice president and marketing officer. “The donation-matching doubles our impact and provides clean, safe housing for families in need.”

The evidence is clear: housing has a powerful impact on all aspects of our community’s well-being, from the economy and education, to public safety and health. The location and quality of a person’s home relate directly to schooling, job choice, access to doctors and hospitals, and overall outlook. As affordable housing continues to be an issue greatly affecting our community, we will continue working together with Citizens First Bank to make it a priority.  We are grateful for your help and the continued tireless hard work and dedication to solve the affordable housing crisis.

Together, as an incredible example of the strength of community, 153 individuals and businesses have rallied to donate $102,549.40 during this campaign.

Thank you for believing that everyone deserves a safe place to call home!