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HAVEN Program

BankPlus (Honorable Mention) - Ridgeland, Mississippi

2020 Community Commitment Awards Submission

  • Entry Category: Supporting Military Families
  • Asset Size: Medium

BankPlus participates in the Housing Assistance for Veterans (HAVEN) Program offered through Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB). The HAVEN grant program assists by providing up to ,000 for home modifications for US veterans and active-duty, reserve or national guard service members disabled as a result of military service provided since September 11, 2001. The funds can also be used for home repairs or rehabilitation by Gold Star Families impacted since the September 11 disaster. The bank partnered with Wounded Warriors of Mississippi to get these grant dollars into the homes of disabled veterans in Mississippi. Wounded Warriors works with disabled veterans and their families to assist them mentally, physically, financially and spiritually, and to connect them with available resources to meet their needs. Working with Wounded Warriors and FHLB, the bank has provided five home modification grants totaling ,000 to veterans and their families living in Mississippi. This project fits in perfectly with the bank's mission of “enriching lives and building stronger communities.” The HAVEN program, and the ongoing partnership with Wounded Warriors has allowed the bank to directly improve the lives of injured veterans in the community.