MILWAUKEE, Sept. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Associated Bank and Brewers Community Foundation wrapped-up the Hits for Homes program during this baseball season with a $100,000 donation to Housing Resources, Inc. (HRI). A check was presented to HRI before the Brewers' September 7th game at Miller Park.
For every hit recorded during Brewers home games, a $150 donation was tallied on the Associated Bank Check Deck screen, which is located above the Associated Bank Check Deck in left-centerfield. The donation to HRI will be used to provide emergency and essential home repair grants in low-to-moderate-income neighborhoods in the Milwaukee community.
In addition to the financial contribution, Associated Bank and Brewers Community Foundation conducted a tool drive to support HRI's Tool Loan Center before the August 10th game at Miller Park against the Atlanta Braves. In sum, a total of 160 new or gently used tools were collected in exchange for free tickets to that evening's game. The donated tools will help to replenish the HRI Tool Loan Center's supply and help Milwaukee homeowners restore and maintain their homes, while stabilizing and reviving neighborhoods.
"Associated is a proud to partner with Brewers Community Foundation to support HRI and help families in our community with home repair assistance," said Christopher Piotrowski, chief marketing officer of Associated Bank. "This support, provided through HRI, helps stabilize families, facilitate neighborhood improvements and empower people to live their dream of successful homeownership."
"We value our partnership with Associated Bank," said Cecilia Gore, executive director of Brewers Community Foundation. "The commitment the organization has made to HRI should be commended. This type of effort has a meaningful impact on families."
Photo (pictured left to right): Associated Bank Chief Marketing Officer Christopher Piotrowski, Associated Bank CRA Residential Loan Manager Eduardo Herrera-Mier, Brewers Community Foundation Executive Director Cecilia Gore, Housing Resources, Inc. Executive Director Trena Bond
ABOUT ASSOCIATED BANC-CORP
Associated Banc-Corp (NYSE: ASB) has total assets of $29 billion and is one of the top 50 publicly traded U.S. bank holding companies. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Associated is a leading Midwest banking franchise, offering a full range of financial products and services from over 200 banking locations serving more than 100 communities throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota, and commercial financial services in Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Texas. Associated Bank, N.A. is an Equal Housing Lender, Equal Opportunity Lender and Member FDIC. More information about Associated Banc-Corp is available at www.associatedbank.com.
ABOUT BREWERS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Brewers Community Foundation harnesses the pride, passion and commitment of Brewers fans, players and other supporters to positively impact the lives of children and their families in Greater Milwaukee and Wisconsin. The Foundation's funding efforts strategically extend financial support to nonprofits that provide quality programming in the areas of health, education, recreation and basic needs, with a particular focus on low-income and disadvantaged youth and their families.
ABOUT HOUSING RESOURCES, INC.
Housing Resources, Inc. (HRI) was founded in 1991 as a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to providing education and counseling to first-time low and moderate income homebuyers. HRI's mission is to empower people to live their dream of homeownership through education, advocacy and supportive services. HRI has successfully assisted thousands of individuals and families in achieving their goal of homeownership, as well as provided services that help homeowners maintain their homes.
Housing Resources, Inc. is a chartered member of NeighborWorks®; a nationwide network of 240 trained and certified community development organizations at work in nearly 4,000 communities across America. Working in partnership with others, NeighborWorks® organizations are leaders in strengthening communities and creating affordable housing opportunities for low- and moderate-income families.
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SOURCE Associated Banc-Corp