TAMPA, FL (October 5, 2017) – Joel Pierrelus’ dream of a secure home for his three young children is about to come true thanks to some old fashioned hard work on his part and the efforts of Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County and JPMorgan Chase & Co. JPMorgan Chase partnered with Habitat Hillsborough to build a home in Lutz for the Pierrelus family. The family will receive their keys to the home during a 9 a.m. dedication ceremony Saturday, October 7, 2017.
JPMorgan Chase contributed $20,000 in construction funding for the Pierrelus home, which is part of the firm’s national partnership with Habitat for Humanity International. In addition, JPMorgan Chase staff members invested hundreds of hours volunteering during all phases of the home’s construction. A team of employees from JPMorgan Chase volunteered on the Habitat build site in June and other teams JPMorgan Chase employees joined forces to help with the construction of Pierrelus’ home in September.
Pierrelus’ modest income as a grocery clerk has made providing adequate housing for his children difficult. “I am grateful to Habitat and JPMorgan Chase for providing me the opportunity to buy a home that I can afford — a home where my kids will have a place they can call their own and grow up in with a yard to play in and create memories,” said Pierrelus, who will complete 300 sweat equity hours and 10 classes to fulfill Habitat Hillsborough’s program requirements before purchasing his zero-interest mortgage.
JPMorgan Chase has been a national corporate partner of Habitat for Humanity International since 1992, contributing to Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the country and thousands of employee volunteer hours to help build homes for those in need.
For more information on how to qualify, sponsor or volunteer for a Habitat for Humanity home, please call 813-239-2242.
About Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County
Habitat for Humanity of Hillsborough County became an affiliate in 1987 and is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization founded and operated on Christian principles. Habitat Hillsborough is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their housing conditions. Habitat Hillsborough also operates two ReStores at 3738 E. Hillsborough Avenue and 11236 W. Hillsborough Avenue, which offer a wide variety of new and used building materials and home goods at discount prices. Habitat Hillsborough has built 190 homes across the county. In addition, they serve homeowners through their home preservation program. More information is available at www.habitathillsborough.org
About JPMorgan Chase
JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.5 trillion and operations worldwide. The Firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers and small businesses, commercial banking, financial transaction processing, and asset management. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, JPMorgan Chase & Co. serves millions of consumers in the United States and many of the world’s most prominent corporate, institutional and government clients under its J.P. Morgan and Chase brands.
In 2016, the firm and its Foundation gave more than $200 million to thousands of nonprofit organizations across 49 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and 40 countries. More than 50,000 employees provided 325,000 hours of volunteer service in local communities around the globe. Information about JPMorgan Chase & Co. is available at www.jpmorganchase.com