Western & Southern funding and building 8 Habitat homes

At the kickoff for the new home on Voss Street

At the kickoff for the new home on Voss Street

Western & Southern Financial Group volunteers celebrated the start of the fourth of eight homes it has committed to fund and build for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati.

The home on Voss Street is being built for Luis and Gabrielle Muñoz and their seven sons. Two of the boys live separately from their parents because the rental home the family lives in is too small. Five of the boys have Fabry’s disease and struggle with medical problems.

Luis Muñoz is employed through Ironworkers Local 44, while Gabrielle Muñoz is home raising their children.

The Munoz family with volunteers from Western & Southern

The Munoz family with volunteers from Western & Southern

“Through our business and philanthropic endeavors, Western & Southern has formed partnerships to help secure individual self-reliance through programs that promote financial stability,” said John F. Barrett, president, chairman and CEO of Western & Southern. “Habitat is one of those partnerships, and we couldn’t be more pleased to help this deserving family achieve their dream of homeownership.”

This house is the latest in the company’s multi-year commitment to fund the building of eight homes with Habitat for Humanity. W&S is funding the homes and providing volunteers.

Since 1986, Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati has built, renovated or repaired more than 560 homes throughout a nine-county region in the Tri-State. W&S volunteers worked on a home in Lockland last fall.

 

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