In recognition of World Habitat Day on October 5, People’s United Bank is partnering with Habitat for Humanity chapters throughout its footprint in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine from now until the end of October.
The United Nations designated the first Monday of October each year as World Habitat Day to raise awareness of the ongoing need for affordable housing and to inspire others to reflect on the basic right of all people to have adequate shelter.
Teams of People’s United Bank employee volunteers will join World Habitat Day efforts through a total of 15 Habitat for Humanity home builds Teams have participated in builds with Habitat for Humanity of Addison County in Vermont, and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Bangor, Maine. Three builds are scheduled to take place on World Habitat Day – October 5 – with an additional ten builds slated throughout the month of October.
People’s United Community Foundation and People’s United Community Foundation of Eastern Massachusetts have awarded more than $100,000 in grants to the partnering Habitats to further support the important work they are doing in our communities.
“It’s great to see our employees coming together and living out our corporate culture of giving back to the communities we serve,” said Jack Barnes, President and CEO of People’s United Bank and Chairman of People’s United Community Foundation. “We look forward to collaborating with our local Habitats to help provide long-term housing stability for individuals and families.”
Congratulations People’s United!