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HEARTLAND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY PARTNERS WITH BMO HARRIS BANK TO ESTABLISH A VETERANS HOUSING INITIATIVE



HEARTLAND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY PARTNERS WITH BMO HARRIS BANK TO ESTABLISH A VETERANS HOUSING INITIATIVE

Kansas City, Kansas (June 21, 2013) – Heartland Habitat for Humanity ( HHfH), serving five counties in the Kansas City area, has launched an initiative to engage and serve its local Veterans' community, including active military, Veterans, and Gold Star families. BMO Harris Bank is the presenting sponsor of the project. Engagement includes affordable housing and home preservation, volunteer opportunities, homeowner education, celebration of Veterans, and identification of Veterans needing assistance.

Tom Lally, Executive Director of Heartland Habitat for Humanity states, "Heartland Habitat for Humanity is pleased and proud to announce our Veterans Housing Initiative. We are committed to strengthen families and communities by increasing the number of quality, affordable homes for single-family residents in the Greater Kansas City area, and to create opportunities for low-income families to develop equity and independence through homeownership. Helping those who have sacrificed so much for our freedom is the essence of this initiative and we are so proud to help as many families as we can. We have developed a great partnership with BMO Harris Bank and are pleased that they are our Presenting Sponsor."

BMO Harris Bank is dedicated to building, strengthening and enhancing the lives of those who live and work in the communities they serve and has been a strong supporter of Heartland Habitat and Veterans. "At BMO Harris Bank, we are proud to support Heartland Habitat's Veteran's Initiative, both financially and through employee volunteerism. We are excited to roll-up our sleeves and work side by side with veteran volunteers, and be a part of program that will ensure that those vets in need have a better place to call home. We owe a great debt of gratitude to veterans for all they have done to support our country and people around the globe," said Brad Smith, Kansas City President, BMO Harris Bank.

A public announcement of the Veterans Housing Initiative will take place at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building (Memorial Hall), 600 North 7th Street Kansas City, KS on Monday, June 24th at 10:30 am. Representatives of elected officials, local military organizations and the general community are invited to attend. Please contact mark@heartlandhabitat.org or (913) 342-3047 to RSVP.

About Heartland Habitat for Humanity
Serving Wyandotte, Johnson and Leavenworth counties in Kansas and Clay and Platte counties in Missouri, the mission of Heartland Habitat for Humanity is to strengthen families and communities by increasing the number of quality, affordable homes for single-family residents in the Greater Kansas City area, and to create opportunities for low-income families to develop equity and independence through homeownership. . For more information about Heartland Habitat or to sign-up to participate on a volunteer crew, visit www.heartlandhabitat.org or call 913-342-3047.

About BMO Harris Bank
BMO Harris Bank provides a broad range of personal banking products and solutions through over 600 branches and approximately 1,300 ATMs in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Nevada, Arizona and Florida. BMO Harris Bank's commercial banking team provides a combination of sector expertise, local knowledge and mid-market focus throughout the U.S. For more information about BMO Harris Bank, go to the company fact sheet. Deposit and loan products and services provided by BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. BMO Harris BankSM is a trade name used by BMO Harris Bank N.A. BMO Harris Bank is part of BMO Financial Group, a North American financial organization with approximately 1,600 branches, and $555 billion in assets (as of April 30, 2013).

Media Contacts:
Tom Lally, Office: (913) 342-3047 Cell: (913) 832-5791 tom@heartlandhabitat.org
Carey Allen, (480) 558-6383 carey.allen@bmo.com


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