AmericanTrucks.com (AT) established the Positive Payload program in April 2017 to support non-profit organizations using pickup trucks in field work that improves local communities. This July, the auto parts retailer has selected more charities to receive awards through their grant program, bringing the total donations to $20,000. Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity has been awarded a donation and has been entered into a drawing to win an additional $2,000.
As AT looks to the future, it has decided to change the way the program works, so that more organizations can benefit. Starting July 1, 2019, the grants will no longer be awarded on a bi-annual basis but will be moved to a “rolling” basis. This comes with a change to the amount of the individual grants given. While the ongoing program will seek to award a greater quantity of organizations with smaller checks, there will continue to be one big donation given to a charity once a year.
The AT team extends sincere congratulations to all the Positive Payload grant recipients for 2019. With the new rules in place, the company looks forward to awarding additional organizations in the summer, the fall and into 2020. Visit https://www.americantrucks.com/positive-payload.html to learn more and apply for the next round.
Habitat Young Professionals Fundraiser: Putt Putt Golf Event, Sat., Noon - 6 p.m. in Green Bay - WFRV
Thrivent members and other volunteers have begun work on a home in the Green Bay as part of the Faith Build, a Habitat for Humanity and Thrivent partnership. Together with Thrivent members, faith-based organizations, and other volunteer support, they help families achieve strength, stability, and self-reliance through affordable housing.
The Hernandez family will be purchasing the home at 1146 S. Greenwood Avenue. Single mother Karleen has three children, Nayleen, who has autism, and twins, Angel and Minelys. She moved to the US from Puerto Rico 10 years ago and moved to Green Bay to be closer to family.
The home at 1146 S. Greenwood Avenue will be a four bedroom, two bathroom home. It will be one story and 1,458 square feet. This project is Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity’s 117th home.
Over 80 Faith Build projects will take place across the US in 2019. Green Bay’s Faith Build is one of only two in the state of Wisconsin. Habitat for Humanity and Thrivent have been in a national partnership since 2005.
Supporters of the 2019 Green Bay Faith Build so far are: Atonement Lutheran Church, Calvary Lutheran, Catholic Foundation of the Diocese of Green Bay, Good Shepherd Youth Group, First Congregational United Church of Christ, Knights of Columbus 7498, Lifebridge Church, Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church WELCA, Our Saviour Lutheran Church, Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross, Ss Edward and Isidore, St. Norbert Abbey Augustine Stewardship Fund Trust, Union Congregational UCC.