RCB provides for Habitat house

Current and former RCB Bank employees insulate the 2019 Habitat for Humanity house being built at 914 E. 14th Ave. From left are Cody O’Brien, Gregg Conklin, Gary McCutcheon, Laken Morgan, Bruce Schwyhart, Sandy Osborn, Mike Ledy and Kent Crain.

Volunteers from RCB Bank made short work of an important step in constructing the 2019 Winfield Habitat for Humanity House.

In less than an hour the morning of Nov. 25, eight current and retired employees had insulated the three-bedroom home at 915 E. 14th Ave.

Sponsored by Women of Winfield, the 2019 Habitat house will be occupied by Christina Carrasco and her family. Although its construction has been delayed by unusually wet spring weather, it is expected to be completed within the next few months.

“Our organization depends on groups, individuals, and organizations to be able to meet our goal of helping people improve their housing conditions,” said Todd DeMint, president of the local Habitat group. “RCB Bank has been an important partner in this effort for many years.”

Gloria Ulbrich, the bank’s vice president/retail coordinator, said that the work is part of an overall spirit of volunteerism encouraged there. For more than a decade, Habitat has been a recipient of both volunteer and monetary contributions from RCB Bank’s employees.

“We never have trouble getting volunteers when we put out a call,” Ulbrich said. “This year we also contributed $500 toward the cost of the insulation, and when that was more than the materials cost, the remainder went directly to Habitat.”

On site to install the insulation were market president Gregg Conklin; employees Cody O’Brien, Laken Morgan, Sandy Osborn and Kent Crain; retired employees Bruce Schwyhart and Gary McCutcheon; and friend Mike Ledy.

Applications are being accepted for persons interested in the 2020 Habitat for Humanity house. For more information, see the organization’s website at www.winfieldhfh.com.

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