Habitat for Humanity
IMBA and Habitat for Humanity have put together a referral program that we believe will be successful in providing more Hoosier families with the opportunity for housing through Habitat.
Southern Indiana Tornado Victim Initiative
IMBA supported the effort to raise funds for the victims of the deadly tornadoes that hit Southern Indiana on March 2nd 2012! Committing to raise a minimum of $10,000 for this by the end of August, IMBA asked for support from members in this and raised over $12,000 from those listed below and others! Also, as a part of this, IMBA members volunteered to help build a home there and some of those volunteers are also pictured below.
Contributors to this include; MBA ($5,000), IMBA, Indiana Land Title Association, and Meridian Title ($1,000), David Egts (STAR Financial Bank), Mary Travis (First Republic Mortgage), Centier Bank, First Financial Bank (Ohio) and the South Central Chapter of IMBA ($500), Dave Gedde (1st Source Bank), First Republic Mortgage and PNC Mortgage ($250), Gary & Susie Avery (United Guaranty), Bill Davis (KeyBank Mortgage), Steve Piper (American Mortgage Service Co.), Don Reber (Ruoff Home Mortgage), Scott Weghorst (Diehl & Associates) and Owen County State Bank ($100).
On December 15th, Habitat for Humanity of Indiana held their 'Closing Celebration & House Dedications' at the First Baptist Church in Henryville, Indiana. Included in this celebration wasHabitat turning over the keys to the new owners of the homes built (10), including the home that IMBA sponsors and build volunteers helped get to completion for Danielle and her daughter Zailee! The completed house is below as is a photo of Danielle and Zailee!
Below is a photo of IMBA Executive Director, Alan Thorup, receiving a plaque from Habitat for Humanity of Indiana President Dan Klein and Habitat Executive Director Gina Leckron, on behalf of the Association for raising the funds and the volunteers for this project!
Below is a photo of IMBA member Susan Schricker, with Meridian Title Corporation, presenting a check for $1,000 for Habitat for Humanity of Indiana to 2012 IMBA President Dave Gedde!
Below is a photo from the Habitat for Humanity Southern Indiana build that includes IMBA volunteer members; Dave Gedde (1st Source Bank), Bill Davis (KeyBank Mortgage), Connie Dixon (First Financial Bank), Steve Piper (American Mortgage Service Company), and Gary Avery (Retired and Past President of IMBA). Not pictured, IMBA build volunteers Debra Manley (Stock Yards Bank & Trust) and Sherri Wagerman (MGIC).
For general information, visit the Habitat for Humanity web site.
Several of the IMBA Chapters have made contributions to their local Habitat for Humanity projects from time to time. The Greater Indianapolis Chapter has a long-standing commitment to the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis.
They have sponsored the construction of 8 houses through monetary contributions and placement of volunteers to assist during the building of these homes. The progress of each construction cycle may be viewed at Indy Habitat for Humanity.
In 2009, GIMBA worked with the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Indianapolis on three events (a golf outing at Prairie View Golf Club, a 'Celebrity Bartender' night at Ruth's Chris and a 'Wine Tasting', also at Ruth's Chris) that ended up generating a total contribution of approximately $7,500 for Habitat! Habitat for Humanity of Great Indianapolis has opened a store where new and gently used appliances, cabinets, flooring, doors, furniture, and home construction/remodeling supplies are accepted for re-sale. The HomeStore is located at 1011 East 22nd Street, Indianapolis. The HomeStore is open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00AM to 6:00PM and Saturday from 9:00AM to 2:00PM. For more information about the Homestore, call 317-921-2121, or click here for a descriptive flyer.