Peoples gives $2,500 to Wood Habitat

PARKERSBURG – Peoples Bancorp Foundation has donated $2,500 to Wood County Habitat for Humanity.

The non-profit corporation makes donations in Peoples Bank market areas.

Habitat for Humanity is a Christian ministry that believes that all people deserve a simple, decent, affordable place to live. Wood County has been an affiliate Habitat working toward the elimination of inadequate housing in Wood County since 1991.

Since then, the local affiliate has completed 69 homes and has provided housing for more than 250 individuals. In addition, the affiliate tithes 10 percent of its donations to HFH International.

Since 1991, more than 87 houses have been funded and built internationally due to the local affiliate’s support.

“HFH Wood County is truly building success in our local community. We couldn’t be more proud to support them and help make dreams come true for families,” said Larry Holdren, Peoples Bank senior vice president-business development and community.

Peoples Bancorp Foundation contributions focus on charitable giving in four major areas: community investment and economic development, youth and education, human services programs that improve the social needs of low- to moderate-income communities and individuals, and the arts and cultures. Organizations receiving grants meet those requirements and serve the markets where Peoples Bank has office locations.

Peoples Bancorp has $2.2 billion in assets and 50 locations and 50 ATMs in Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky.