State Fair Features Habitat Home

LOUISVILLE, Ky.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PBI Bank, Inc. will serve as sponsor for a unique Kentucky Habitat for Humanity (KyHFH) exhibit at this year’s Kentucky State Fair, which takes place in Louisville, Ky. from Thursday, Aug. 20, to Sunday, Aug. 30. A first for the Kentucky State Fair, KyHFH will put a fully furnished cargo container home and vet cabin on display to the public. This latest KyHFH project involves recycling used steel cargo containers and retrofitting them into an affordable home option for homeless military veterans and low-income individuals and families.

“With around 1,000 homeless veterans in Kentucky, the need is great for affordable housing solutions,” commented Mary Shearer, Kentucky Habitat for Humanity Executive Director. “Working with Volunteers of America, we are able to identify the right housing solutions for homeless military veterans. Giving military veterans a permanent address promotes dignity and ensures they will receive their benefits.”

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The Kentucky State Fair has designated Sunday, Aug. 23, as Military Sunday with special entry pricing for all active duty and veteran military personnel and their families.

On Tuesday, Aug. 18, the cargo container home will travel across the state from West Liberty, Ky. to the Kentucky exposition Center and fair grounds in Louisville, Ky. The Cave Run Area Habitat for Humanity has managed the construction of the cargo container home. A prison partnership program with Kentucky Correctional Industries resulted in custom cabinetry for the home, which were built by inmates at the Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex located in West Liberty, Ky.

About PBI Bank

PBI Bank, Inc. is a Kentucky-based, community-focused financial institution with headquarters in Louisville, Ky.

Through a network of banking centers across the Commonwealth, we provide our communities with a broad range of high-quality retail and business banking services while we work to develop deeply personal customer relationships.

Our associates are also committed to strengthening the communities in which we live and work through their investments of time, talent and resources. In 2015, PBI Bank was recognized as a “Best Place to Work in Kentucky.”

About Kentucky Habitat for Humanity

Kentucky Habitat for Humanity is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. KyHFH is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and statewide through constructing, retrofitting, rehabilitating, and repairing homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources that help families improve their housing conditions.