Heritage Community Foundation Presents Grant to Fuller Center for Housing, Inc.

Jonesboro, Ga. (September 17, 2015) – The Heritage Community Foundation presented a grant to Shane Persaud, President of Fuller Center for Housing, Inc. (HCFC) and Wayne Smith, Vice President of HCFC in McDonough on September 16, 2015. The $4,000 grant will be used by Fuller Center to purchase specialized tools and equipment. Although its volunteers are able to furnish some of the needed tools and equipment, HCFC is often hindered due to a lack of all necessary tools when they arrive to a project site. This grant will help HCFC establish a tool and equipment base that would be supplemented by volunteers rather than furnished by volunteers, and will enable them to organize and outfit their HCFC trailer to store tools, equipment, materials, safety gear, etc.

The Fuller Center is located in McDonough, Georgia and is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that seeks to eradicate poverty housing by promoting partnerships with individuals and community groups to build and rehabilitate homes for people who are unable to secure adequate housing by conventional means. All homeowners work hand-in-hand with volunteers to build their own homes, which are then sold to them on terms they can afford, based on the Biblical idea of no-profit, no-interest loans. With some smaller renovation projects, an innovative payment program called The Greater Blessing Program is utilized, whereby recipients promise to repay the loan amount without signing an actual mortgage agreement. They decide the monthly amount they can afford to repay and the period of time that it will take to repay the cost of repairs. There is no legal obligation to repay these loans. It is a leap of faith in the basic goodness of humankind and is proving to be very successful.

For more information on how to apply for a grant with Heritage Community Foundation, make a donation or volunteer, please visit www.heritagecommunityfoundation.org. You may also contact Rocky Davis, Executive Director, at 770-478-8881.

Heritage Community Foundation (HCF) is a 501c3 organization which provides funding to local nonprofit organizations in Clayton, Henry and Fayette counties. HCF is designed to support Heritage Bank’s first mission, “Committed to those we serve.” The bank absorbs all of the operating costs of the foundation, so 100% of the funds raised go directly to meet community needs.

Heritage Bank, a state chartered commercial bank, has been serving metro Atlanta’s Southern Crescent since 1955. The independent community bank has six full-service offices, features a well-rounded offering of commercial and consumer products, and is an active, involved member of the community it serves. The company’s stock is traded under the symbol “CCFH”.

Front row left to right: Shane Persaud, President HCFC; Sheri Dockweiler; Wayne Smith, Vice President of HCFC, Pamela Cisneros. Back row left to right: Luann Daniels, Stacy Hammons, Rochelle Hehir, Rocky Davis, David Crow, Jenny Smith