Paul Slade appointed to board of directors of Will County Habitat for Humanity
Fri, 10 Feb, 2017 at 12:47
Old Plank Trail Community Bank President and CEO Paul Slade was recently appointed to the board of directors of Will County Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit organization that works to build homes for families in need.
“Habitat for Humanity is the pathway to homeownership that guides families through financial planning, sweat equity and homeownership classes,” said Habitat for Humanity executive director, Nicole Murray. “We’re excited that Paul will lend his leadership skills to the overall board development as we transform lives, communities and futures.”
Through the bank, Mr. Slade has been able to demonstrate his commitment to the community and benefit local residents. The bank proudly offers events like Pant for the Pantry, an annual 5k walk/run, which, to date, has raised more than $50,000 for nearby food pantries. Now, the new board of directors member is eager to help the community in a new way, starting with what families need most: a home.
“I am honored to be part of an organization with such a worthy and important mission,” said Mr. Slade. “I look forward to working with Nicole Murray as she guides the organization toward new opportunities.”
Since its incorporation in 1988, the Habitat affiliate has built 53 homes in the area. The organization also has a discount home improvement store in Joliet, called ReStore. All of the items there are donated and sold to the public at a reduced price; the proceeds help the organization create affordable housing.
For more information on Will County Habitat for Humanity, visit habitatwill.org.
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