Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity finally has the funds topurchase two vehicles courtesy of St. Mary's Bank.

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The $855 million credit union based in Manchester, NH recentlyprovided a $2,500 Community Outreach Grant to the localorganization's truck challenge match funding effort to purchase twotrucks. The new trucks will go a long way to building andrenovating affordable housing for local families in need.

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“In order to continue providing much needed services, we soughtfunding to help purchase two new-to-us trucks: one for ourconstruction and building projects and another for our ReStore, adiscounted building/home supply store that generates income thatfunds the building of more Habitat homes,” Jennifer Skibba, GNHFHdirector of resource development said. “The trucks we currentlyhave are aging and not cost-effective to continue repairing.”

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A local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, GNHFHworks in partnership with corporations, like-minded communitygroups, faith-based organizations, and individual volunteers todevelop communities with people in need by building and renovatingsimple, decent, energy efficient, affordable homes.

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Habitat homes are built with volunteer labor and donatedmaterials for low-income families unable to obtain conventionalmortgages. Qualified families pay a monthly, no-interest mortgageto Habitat, which in turn go back into building more homes forfamilies in need.

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“The American dream has long been owning your own home, andthanks to Habitat for Humanity, that dream has become a reality formany local families,” St. Mary's Bank director of communityoutreach Tom Champagne said. “We're pleased to be able to helpsupport this amazing organization, which not only providesappreciative families with the home of their dreams, but also helpsstrengthen the wider community as a result.”

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