Columbus Mayor to Attend Check Presentation as FHLB Dallas and BankFirst Financial Services Award $12K Grant to Nonprofit

***Check Presentation, 2:30 p.m., November 9, 2015***

Nov 06, 2015, 17:02 ET from Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas

COLUMBUS, Miss., Nov. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) and BankFirst Financial Services will present a $12,000 Partnership Grant Program award to Columbus Lowndes Habitat for Humanity. The grant will be used to purchase materials needed to update a recently purchased building, intended to be used as a resale store.

Columbus Mayor Robert E. Smith, Sr. is expected to attend.

The check presentation will take place at 2:30 p.m., Monday, November 9 at the Habitat for Humanity Office, 1110 Gardner Boulevard in Columbus, Mississippi. The media is encouraged to attend.

PGP awards provide grants up to $12,000 to community-based organizations (CBOs), like Columbus Lowndes Habitat for Humanity. The funds may be used for research, organizational capacity-building, grant- and funding-application assistance, or contractual services. Through PGP awards, FHLB Dallas matches a member's contribution to a CBO of $500 up to $4,000 at a 3:1 ratio. The grants are offered once a year through FHLB Dallas members. In 2015, FHLB Dallas awarded $225,000 in PGP funds. For more information, visit

WHAT: Check Presentation

WHEN: 2:30 p.m. Monday, November 9

WHO: Robert E. Smith, Sr., Mayor, City of Columbus, Mississippi
Christina Berry, Director of City Planning and Community Development, City of Columbus
Ralph Carter, Fair Lending & CRA Officer, BankFirst Financial Services 
Kathy Arinder, Executive Director, Columbus Lowndes Habitat for Humanity 
Greg Hettrick, Vice President, Director of Community Investment, FHLB Dallas

WHERE: Habitat for Humanity Office
1110 Gardner Boulevard
Columbus, MS 39702


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