Verity and Harborstone Credit Unions Donate $45,000 to Habitat for Humanity
The Washington credit unions partnered with the nonprofit organization to bring affordable housing to their communities.
Verity Credit Union, Harborstone Credit Union, and Credit Union Home Mortgage Solutions (CUHMS) donated $45,000 to Habitat for Humanity, with Habitat Seattle-King County and Habitat Tacoma-Pierce County each receiving $22,500. The donation represents a contribution for each Verity and Harborstone home loan processed and funded by CUHMS in 2019. CUHMS is a credit union service organization co-owned by Verity and Harborstone; they handle the funding, closing, and servicing of home loans for both credit unions.
In Seattle-King County, the donation will be dedicated to Habitat 35th @ Lake City, a 16-unit townhome complex being built in Seattle’s Lake City neighborhood. Homeowners in these units will enjoy a reasonable commute, excellent schools, shops and services within walking distance, and an active and caring community. The residents will receive financing help from Habitat to ensure their housing costs are affordable.
For Tacoma-Pierce County, the funds will be contributed to Habitat’s overall work in the area to help Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability, and self-reliance they need to build better futures for themselves and their families.
CUHMS President, Brian Pouch, and Verity President and CEO, John Zmolek, presented the check to Habitat Director of Corporate Relations, Joel Feldman, and CEO, Brett D’Antonio. The entire staff of CUHMS joined the group for the check presentation in a show of support for the work Habitat does. In Tacoma-Pierce County, Harborstone President and CEO, Phil Jones, and the Harborstone Mortgage Team presented the check to Habitat Chief Development Officer, Sherrana Kildun, and CEO, Maureen Fife.
“We’re really thrilled to be able to donate to this great organization to help our community achieve affordable housing,” said Jones. “We’re grateful for such a meaningful partnership.”
“Verity is all about creating cooperative communities who dream boldly, and providing affordable housing is vital to our communities,” added Zmolek. “We appreciate partnering with nonprofits like Habitat for Humanity who are making such a significant impact in so many people’s lives.”
The teams are excited to participate in several build days for Habitat this summer. This past October, the CUHMS team joined Habitat for a day of volunteer work by helping to remodel one of the Habitat stores.