NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–U.S. military veteran Angelia Shaw has dedicated 39 years of her life to the National Guard. His time in the service included more than four years spent at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock, Arkansas, arranging for the safe return of wounded soldiers.
Ms Shaw, 63, from North Little Rock, retired from the National Guard in 2018 and is now the financial secretary at Camp Robinson. Although she found her service fulfilling, her training over the years in the National Guard weighed heavily on her knees.
Ms. Shaw was able to make repairs to her home thanks to a $10,000 Housing Assistance for Veterans (HAVEN) grant from Arvest Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas). The funds were used to replace her heating and air conditioning unit, upgrade a bathroom and make other minor repairs to the home.
HAVEN funds help make necessary modifications to the homes of U.S. veterans and active duty, reserve, or National Guard members, who have become disabled as a result of military service since September 11, 2001. Alternatively, the funds can be awarded to Gold Star families. who have been affected during this period for home repairs/rehabilitations.
“I was really surprised and happy to learn that I qualified and wouldn’t have to repay the funds,” Ms Shaw said. “I’ve told other people about it, and I’m really grateful and thankful that this program exists.”
Virgil Miller, CRA group director at Arvest Bank, said the grant was an opportunity to give back to Ms Shaw and other veterans.
“Arvest Bank has been involved in the HAVEN grant for many years,” Miller said. “It’s an incredible honor to serve our veterans and our Gold Star families in this way.”
Greg Hettrick, Senior Vice President and Director of Community Investment at FHLB Dallas, said HAVEN is an amazing program because it allows FHLB Dallas and its members to express their gratitude to veterans and their families.
“We commend Arvest Bank and their dedication to supporting veterans like Ms Shaw,” he said. “We deeply appreciate his commitment to the HAVEN grant.”
To learn more about HAVEN, see fhlb.com/haven.
About Arvest Bank
With over $26 billion in assets, Arvest Bank is a community financial institution serving more than 110 communities in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Founded in 1961, Arvest Bank is committed to meeting the needs of its more than 830,000 individual and professional customer households by continuously investing in the digital tools and services that customers expect. Its extensive network of more than 200 banking institutions offers loans, deposits, cash management, credit cards, mortgages and mortgage services as part of its growing list of digital services. Arvest is known for its commitment to the communities it serves and to attracting, hiring and retaining a diverse group of talented people. Arvest is an Equal Housing Lender and member of the FDIC. To learn more, please visit www.arvest.com.
About Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas
Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas is one of 11 district banks in the FHLBank system established by Congress in 1932. FHLB Dallas, with total assets of $62.6 billion as of March 31, 2022, is a cooperative owned by its members that supports housing and community development. providing competitively priced loans and other credit products to approximately 800 members and associated institutions in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico and Texas. For more information visit our website at fhlb.com.