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ADVISORY/Seattle Family Gets a Home of Their Own; Leading local and national mortgage-finance companies join Habitat for Humanity to build home in NewHolly


             Executives on-site for work and dedication on
                    Thursday September 13 at 10 am

A Seattle family will be the recipient - and owners - of a new home being built in the NewHolly development by volunteers and executives from four major financial services companies, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity - Seattle.

Participating in the Habitat for Humanity build are the Seattle-based Washington Mutual and HomeStreet Bank, along with Fannie Mae (FNM/NYSE), the nation's largest source of financing for home mortgages, and PMI Mortgage Insurance Corporation.

The three-bedroom, 1,200 sq. ft. home is a side-by-side duplex being built for Ms. Vilseb Laveturia and her children Russell, 3, and Kirsten, 7. The corporate partners are donating the $100,000 cost of the land and building materials. The construction project reflects a combination of practical hard work by volunteer builders and of good corporate citizenship by the private-sector partners who sponsored and donated the costs associated with this home-building effort. It is intended to underscore the human value of Habitat for Humanity's efforts and encourage more corporations and private-sector leaders to participate in community-based programs.


6524 29th Avenue, South, Seattle


Volunteer teams of employees from the corporate sponsors will complete

final phases of work starting Monday, September 10 - Thursday,

September 13. Hours: 8:30 am to 4 pm daily. The media is invited to

visit the worksite any time for interviews, live-shots or B-roll, and

to attend the events below.

  • Thursday, September 13 at 10:00 a.m. - Executive Workday and Dedication Ceremony with family. 8:30 a.m. workday with executives from PMI, Fannie Mae, Washington Mutual, and HomeStreet Bank. Executives will also make brief remarks at 10:00 a.m. Dedication Ceremony and present family with housewarming present.

  • Visuals: Executives working on house, landscaping. Habitat for Humanity dedication ceremonies are often quite emotional.

Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the housing needs of low-income families around the world. Descriptions of the participating corporate partners can be found on their respective websites.


CONTACT: Shinoff Group
Paul Shinoff/Josh Wozman, 415/495-1991
Fannie Mae
Colleen Haggerty, 626/396-5225
cell: 626/893-4510
Washington Mutual
Mary Kelley, 206/490-0353
HomeStreet Bank
Debbie Johnson, 206/623-3050