Suntrust Foundation supports Dorchester Habitat’s Homeownership Program.
On July 12, 2018, SunTrust Branch Managers Jenson Swofford, Shannon Hatcher and Omar Ramberan presented Dorchester Habitat for Humanity with a check in the amount of $5,000 on behalf of the SunTrust Foundation to support their Homeownership Program.
The SunTrust Foundation aligns its purpose with SunTrust Bank’s purpose of Lighting the Way to Financial Well-Being. In furtherance of this purpose, they make grants primarily to support financial education, financial counseling, career readiness and entrepreneurship, in addition to local community grants. “We are big believers in Habitat’s mission,” says Branch Manager Omar Ramberan. “It is a constant reminder that we all need to be faithful stewards in our community.”
To date, the SunTrust Foundation has donated over $40,000 to Dorchester Habitat to support their Homeownership Program. Dorchester Habitat partners with Origin to provide budget, credit, financial and first-time homebuyer assistance, coaching and education to families interested in the Homeownership Program. Origin is a non-profit, HUD-approved counseling agency, and has partnered with Dorchester Habitat for over 10 years.
The SunTrust Foundation’s funds are used to pay Origin for all of the assistance and services offered, and for the amount of time necessary for each family. Before funding was available for this assistance, families were challenged to pay the fees for the assistance and services they needed to achieve success in the Homeownership Program and as homeowners. The SunTrust Foundation’s generous support has removed these barriers and challenges, and has allowed Dorchester Habitat to continue their mission of Building Homes and Hope in Dorchester County since 1993.
Dorchester Habitat for Humanity welcomes newest Homeowner to the neighborhood.
On Saturday, June 23, Dorchester Habitat presented the keys to the Green Family to celebrate their newest Habitat Home built in Dorchester County. At the Home Dedication, Jackalyn Green and her family were welcomed into their home on Rambo Drive in Summerville. Volunteers, Home Sponsors and dignitaries gathered to celebrate the 61st Family that Dorchester Habitat has helped into homeownership.
Major partners who contributed significant funds and/or material donations toward the completion of this home include: Ann Graves, Blanchard Equipment Rental, Bob Young, the Carpenters’ Club, Dorchester Habitat ReStore, DOW, Gary Bailey, Kelsey Powell Engineering, RLA Associates, PA, Schneider Electric, Summerville Elk’s Lodge 2719, Summerville Presbyterian Church, SunTrust Foundation, Valspar, Wells Fargo Foundation, Whirlpool, Wyckoff Law Firm, and Yale Locks.