Horizon Bank Awards Grant to Rebuilding Together, LaPorte County

February 3, 2015 01:57 PM

Horizon Bank is pleased to announce the recent award of a grant to Rebuilding Together LaPorte County. The grant, in the amount of $5,000, was presented on January 28. 

Rebuilding Together is a national organization that provides services through local affiliates. The organization offers free home repairs and improvements for low-income residents, military veterans, and senior citizens.


Russ Klosinski serves as President of the Rebuilding Together LaPorte County board. He said of the grant, “We’re a new organization here locally. We just got started in this past year, and we already have more than a dozen applications from people in need. So this is certainly a big help in getting us going. We’ll be able to do more work than we’d be able to do otherwise, and we greatly appreciate it.”

Klosinski said the organization offers extensive home rehab and modification services, from simple landscaping, to the addition of handicapped accessibility features, to replacement of furnaces and appliances. Such improvements help enhance individuals’ quality of life, often allowing them to stay in homes they might otherwise have to leave. The result is a more stable community as well.

Dace Cunningham, District Retail Manager at Horizon Bank also serves on the Rebuilding Together LaPorte County board, and encouraged Klosinski to apply for the grant.

Cunningham presented the funds, saying, “It is a pleasure to not only serve as the Treasurer of this board, but also to be able to represent Horizon Bank in awarding this grant to Rebuilding Together La Porte County. Horizon Bank prides itself on contributing to the betterment of the communities in which we serve.  I look forward to Rebuilding Together having its first-ever work day later this spring, and hope to see the public participate in this community project.”

About Rebuilding Together LaPorte County
Rebuilding Together LaPorte County is focused on providing home and neighborhood improvements that foster safer mobility and independence, and improve community appearance. To learn more about how you can help, or to apply for assistance, visit http://rebuildingtogetherlaporte.com/

About Horizon
Horizon Bancorp is a locally owned, independent, commercial bank holding company serving Northern and Central Indiana and Southwest and Central Michigan through its commercial banking subsidiary Horizon Bank, NA.  Horizon also offers mortgage-banking services throughout the Midwest. Horizon Bancorp may be reached online at www.horizonbank.com.  Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol HBNC.

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