Press Release December 28th, 2009
1st Financial Federal Credit Union located in St. Charles, Hazelwood, downtown St. Louis, and Wentzville was recently awarded The Builders Award from Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County.
The Builders Award is presented for significant financial support, enabling Habitat to carry out its mission. This may be presented to an individual or group. 1st Financial was chosen as this year‟s recipient for continued support including financial contributions to Ashland Meadows, More Than Houses Campaign, Women Build support, and Celebration of Trees. In addition 1st Financial Federal Credit Union also provided financing for the purchase of land, enabling Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County to build homes at the Enclaves at Eisenhower Road.
Nina Pilger, CEO of 1st Financial Federal Credit Union recently said, “1st Financial is very honored to receive this award from the Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County. Habitat provides decent, affordable housing with an attitude of „a hand up – not a handout’, much the same as the credit union and their belief in‟ not-for-profit, not for charity, but for service’.” She also added, “1st Financial is happy to offer continual support in any way we can to Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County.”
Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County has built 38 homes in the last 12 years through the help from volunteers, community leaders, churches and businesses. They are also in the midst of launching an exciting, five-year, $6 million dollar initiative called "World of Hope, It Starts at Home" to build 60 affordable Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County homes over the next five years! Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County's goal is to have built 90 homes in St. Charles County for hard working, low income families by the year 2014. To get involved today, call us at (636) 978-5712, and help to make someone‟s dream of homeownership, a reality.