Hope Rescue Mission receives $750K grant for transitional housing renovations

Hope Rescue Mission is the recipient of a $750,000 grant from the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh, with Customers Bank as the sponsor bank. This substantial grant will play a crucial role in enhancing their newly acquired facilities at 131/133 S. 9th St., providing a conducive and supportive environment for 11 men who have successfully graduated from the Hope onsite program to independent living.

Rob Turchi, CEO of Hope Rescue Mission, expressed his excitement about the grant, stating, “We are incredibly grateful to the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh and Customers Bank for their generous support. This grant will create transformative opportunities for the men who have successfully completed our onsite program. It is a significant step towards ensuring that they have the resources and environment they need to build a brighter future.”

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Customers Bank has been a pivotal partner in this endeavor, with Robert Fischer, Regional President Pennsylvania, stating, “Customers Bank is proud to be the sponsor bank for this impactful grant. We believe in the work of Hope Rescue Mission and are pleased to support their efforts in providing housing solutions for individuals who are working towards positive life changes.”

Looking ahead, Kate Alley, Executive Director of LightHouse Women and Children’s Center, shared her vision for the future. “We are not only focused on the present but are actively planning for the future. The success of this grant opens the door for us to add additional HopeHouses for women and children in the coming years. We are committed to expanding our impact and supporting more individuals and families in need.”

The collaboration between the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh, Customers Bank, and Hope Rescue Mission exemplifies a shared commitment to community development, empowerment, and creating positive change in the lives of those we serve.

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