Saturday, June 06, 2009

Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta Celebrates Completion of Fifth Technology Habitat for Humanity House

/PRNewswire/ -- Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (FHLBank Atlanta) announced June 5 that it has completed work on its fifth annual Technology Habitat for Humanity House build in Atlanta. FHLBank Atlanta joined forces with TechBridge, a local nonprofit that organized the event, and 11 other corporate sponsors to build this year's home for a deserving family. Construction began on April 24, 2009 at the home's site on Lawton Street in Atlanta. The home's completion was celebrated in a site ceremony on June 4, 2009.

Through the sponsorship program facilitated by TechBridge, the corporate sponsors provided funds and volunteers to complete the project. The Bank's Information Technology department has participated in the Technology Habitat for Humanity House build for the past five years.

"This annual Habitat build is particularly rewarding for us as we strive to make a difference in the lives of families in our local community," said Cathy Adams, executive vice president and chief administrative officer, FHLBank Atlanta. "FHLBank Atlanta has a long history of partnership and support of Habitat for Humanity and affordable housing in general, not only in the Atlanta community, but throughout the region we serve."

Since 1983, Atlanta Habitat for Humanity has built more than 1,000 homes in the city of Atlanta and Fulton County, housing more than 3,500 individual family members. In keeping with the technology theme, the new homeowners will receive a laptop computer, an all-in-one color printer, and a $150 gift certificate for the purchase of a computer table and chair.

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