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TruNorth Awards $10,000 to Homeowner Repair Program

The board of directors of TruNorth Federal Credit Union—an unpaid group of volunteer members—would like to announce that the 2017 TruNorth Community Grant was awarded to the Habitat for Humanity Homeowner Repair Program.

A check for $10,000 was presented on Aug. 17 during TruNorth’s annual member picnic at Cliffs Shaft Mine Museum in Ishpeming.

The Homeowner Repair Program, a partnership between the Habitat for Humanity, Marquette County Land Bank Authority and Community Action-Alger Marquette, is intended to “provide homeowner repair services to low-income families in Marquette County, with a focus on the western portion of the county,” according to the grant application. The program will benefit families who would otherwise not qualify for federal funding or a conventional home equity loan. These families will benefit from an improved equity position and a cleaner, safer living environment.

“Our grant program was created to give support in a way that would enhance the lives of our members and build a strong community for long-term success,” said George Isola, TruNorth general manager. Nearly 20 applications were reviewed from community non-profit organizations working to improve the quality of life for local residents and build strong communities within TruNorth’s field of membership (Marquette, Alger, Baraga, Dickinson and Iron counties).

“The board of directors felt that this program would have the greatest impact by giving a chance for home improvement to those members of our local community who might not otherwise have had this opportunity,” said Isola. “We’re confident that supporting this program is in line with our mission to stay true to our members and community.”

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2017-08-28 00:00:00