First Interstate Commits $75,000 to HRDC's "Campaign For Our Future"
BOZEMAN, MT — Earlier this month HRDC officially announced plans for the construction of its new campus on 5.6 acres located on Griffin Drive. The project will consolidate the majority of the nonprofit’s programming into one location. Two main buildings will occupy the land. The first building will house services that address hunger including HRDC’s Gallatin Valley Food Bank and Fork & Spoon Restaurant. The second building will be home to a year-round shelter for individuals and families experiencing homelessness. Additionally, both buildings will have space for community partners as well as HRDC staff. The new campus was thoughtfully designed in direct response to the growing needs of people living and working in Southwest Montana. Construction of the first building has begun. The second building, which will include the community’s first year-round shelter, will not begin until additional funding is secured.
“Philanthropy will play a significant role in our success,” said Kristin Hamburg, HRDC’s Development Director. “We must raise $15 million through community support to help fund our new campus. As of today, we are pleased to have raised just over $10.8 million, which includes a generous $75,000 donation from our friends at First Interstate Bank. We couldn’t be more grateful.”
“First Interstate Bank’s Commitment to Community runs deep throughout our 14-state footprint,” said Amberly Pahut, First Interstate Director of Community Relations. “We are honored to partner with a Community Action Organization like HRDC in Bozeman to respond to the pressing housing needs in the community and surrounding area. Two of our key funding priorities are hunger and homelessness, and HRDC’s plans for their future addresses both of these priority needs through helping families maintain stability amidst the region’s high cost of living.”
Scott Levandowski, First Interstate Gallatin Valley Market President, added, “At First Interstate, we are committed to supporting the places we call home, and we look to partner with organizations that make our community a better place.” We are proud to continue our long history of supporting HRDC in Bozeman as they work to make a difference.”
Over the past 47 years, HRDC’s commitment to serving Bozeman has expanded across the greater Gallatin Valley and beyond to numerous communities throughout Southwest Montana. HRDC’s wide range of services include housing solutions from emergency shelter to homeownership, food and nutrition support, energy assistance, early childhood education, senior services, financial planning, and more. Annually, HRDC serves over 15,000 individuals as it continues its mission toward building a better community. All are welcome at HRDC, and anyone can join their journey toward their future home.
Interested donors, volunteers, and community members can find more information on HRDC’s website at https://thehrdc.org/our-future-griffin-place/