First County Bank's Sara Tucker, EVP, Chief Lending Officer, Dir. of Business Banking and William (Bill) Catanzaro, VP Commercial Banking Officer flank Rafael Pagan, Jr., Executive Director, Pacific House in front of the newest affordable housing property in Stamford for formerly homeless individuals developed and operated by Pacific House.
Thanks to a recommendation by the Town of Greenwich and their Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, the shelter will be able to replace our beds and fund our emergency meals program. At $55,962 for new beds and $10,000 for meals, this represents a very generous grant for which we are thankful. The shelter took in 325 men and young adults last year which puts wear and tear on the furniture so new sturdy beds are welcome and will be put to good use.
Thanks to our friends at The Undies Project and a $2,500 grant they applied for and were awarded from the Stamford Rotarty Trust Fund at Rotary Club of Stamford our clients have underwear (16 large boxes worth!) and assorted women's undergarments for our female clients in our housing properties. This is a huge gift since these items are most needed for people who are homeless.
Stamford Mayor David Martin and Evonne Kliein, Commissioner, CT Dept. of Housing, helped Pacific House celebrate the opening of our sixth affordable housing property that will be home to 9 formerly homeless individuals!
News12CT covered the ribbon cutting so make sure you check out the great footage!