TROY— Fourteen Crestmark employees volunteered with Habitat for Humanity to work on a Hometown Heroes build site in St. Clair Shores on Saturday, May 18. They worked a full day and helped install house wrap, insulation and siding for the house and garage and tore down an old deck and surrounding concrete. “We found this Hometown Heroes project to be extremely rewarding. This veteran served our country overseas, and we were honored to serve him back home in Michigan,” said Josh Beauvais, Crestmark vice president–underwriting. “They are a great family, and we really enjoyed spending the day with them.”
Crestmark has donated time and money with Habitat for Humanity since 2008 and this year donated $5,000 along with the team’s sweat equity. “There was such excitement internally about this build that within 24-hours we had double the number of volunteers we were allowed to have participate in the project,” said Gayle Finger, Crestmark first vice president, legal compliance. “We are proud to help with the revitalization of the communities in which we work and live.” Crestmark employees who participated are Linda Barrett, Josh Beauvais, Marty Blake, Jenna Comaty, Jesse Coots, Gayle Finger, Chad Kerr, Angie Kitter, Scott Lund, Gus Mattia, Megan Murray, Patty Saliga, Tracey Smith and Sarah Stutts.
The Hometown Heroes program is designed to help veterans and their families with home repairs and more to provide safe and decent housing. Executive Director at Macomb County Habitat for Humanity, Helen Hicks said, “All of us at Macomb County Habitat for Humanity are thrilled to partner with Crestmark. This bank has a philanthropic spirit which will help us serve more families and veterans in Macomb County as they reach their homeownership goals.”