Bank partners with Habitat for Humanity

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By The Staff


Los Alamos National Bank CEO Bill Enlo greets Loretta Pacheco during the groundbreaking for a new home for her family. The project built by employees of the bank and Habitat for Humanity should be ready for the Pacheco family next year.

Bank partners with Habitat for Humanity

ESPAÑOLA, N.M. – Employees of Los Alamos National Bank broke ground on for a new home for an Española family last weekend. The bank has partnered with Habitat for Humanity, Española Valley and Los Alamos, for the project off Highway 30 south of Española.

The future residents of the LANB-sponsored home will be Loretta and Santos Pacheco; and their son Patricio; and their Godfather Marshall McClees, who came to live with the family in the summer of 2003. LANB and Española Valley and Los Alamos Habitat for Humanity’s shared goal is to have the Pachecos moved into their new home in 2009.

“As a community bank serving Northern New Mexico, we strive to be a positive force for home ownership and financial prosperity,” said Steve Wells, President of LANB in announcing the partnership. “Our partnership with Habitat for Humanity is a great way to accomplish this in a meaningful way.”

Many LANB employees will volunteer construction time at the job site throughout the remainder of the year.

“I think it is a wonderful opportunity for employees to get to know the community on a more personal level and to positively impact the lives of our neighbors,” said Michelle Stallings, an LANB employee who is involved with the Habitat for Humanity project.

The event was open to the public and included remarks by Habitat for Humanity Board President James Espinoza, LANB CEO Bill Enloe and President Steve Wells.

"We at Habitat for Humanity Española Valley and Los Alamos are absolutely thrilled that LANB is teaming with us by sponsoring and helping to build an affordable home for a family in need,” said James Espinoza, president and chairman of the Board at Habitat for Humanity Española Valley & Los Alamos. "It is this type of visionary corporate leadership that must be acknowledged by the community at large.”