Updated: Dec 30, 2018
A matching fund campaign has been set up at Fayette Savings Bank in La Grange,
Flatonia and Schulenburg to benefit the Fayette County Habitat for Humanity.
A generous donation of $20,000 from an anonymous donor will match donations
from the general public dollar-for-dollar up to that amount.
After the devastating floods from Hurricane Harvey last August, a similar
matching campaign fund to benefit the Knights of Columbus Hall and Second
Chance Emporium was conducted through Fayette Savings Bank, generating
donations to each cause in excess of $100,000.
“We are very grateful to the donor for the initial $20,000 gift, and feel that
donations from the public, in any amount, will add up to reach the $20,000
match, essentially raising $40,000 for our organization,” said Leonard Leffler,
president for FCHFH. “Donations to the campaign will allow FCHFH to continue its
mission of building homes, communities, and hope.”
In the campaigns for the KCs and Second Chance, there were donors who wanted
to contribute to the “matching side” of the campaign. That can once again be
done in this campaign, but as before, donations must be $5,000 or larger to go to
the matching side.
So if a donor gives $5,000 to the matching side, that $20,000 grows to $25,000
and so on, allowing more potential for the end result of the campaign to be
To make a donation, stop by any of the Fayette Savings Bank banking centers in La
Grange (111 E. Travis), Flatonia (204 N. La Grange), or Schulenburg (87 N. Kessler)
and advise you want to donate to the Habitat for Humanity campaign.
“We are pleased to facilitate this fundraising campaign for this worthy cause,”
said Wade Mozisek, president of Fayette Savings Bank. “One of our slogans is
Neighbors Helping Neighbors. This is just one way we can do something toward
Since its foundation in 2005, Fayette County Habitat for Humanity has built six
single-family homes and assisted many neighbors with critical home repairs.
The organization is currently building two additional homes for families who were
displaced by Hurricane Harvey.
“Many, many hours of rewarding work go into building a home,” Leffler said.
“Volunteers are the most important part of our success and mission. No special
expertise is needed. There are nails to be driven, walls to be raised, and shelter
to be given to provide a decent, affordable home for one more fortunate family in
Persons interested in volunteering or finding out more are invited to call FCHFH at
979-639-1599 or go to their website at www.fayettecountyhabitat.org, click on
the “How You Can Help” tab, then the Volunteer tab – where you can complete
and submit the Volunteer Questionnaire.