April 13, 2022 – Longview, TX. —Austin Bank in Gilmer, TX has pledged $3,000.00 to Northeast Texas Habitat for Humanity for disaster recovery for residents in Upshur County after the tornadoes that hit the area on March 21, 2022.
“As a community bank, Austin Bank is committed to meeting the needs of the communities we serve,” Russ Gideon, President and CEO said. “We appreciate the opportunity to partner with Northeast Texas Habitat for Humanity as they work to help our neighbors and friends recover from the damaging storms.”
“I sincerely value our long partnership with Austin Bank, and Habitat is honored to be their partner in our shared commitment to meeting communities’ needs,” LaJuan Hollis-Gordon, CEO said. “We have often worked together to build and repair safe, decent, and affordable housing across the three counties. So, it was no surprise to me when they reached out immediately in response to the tornado that damaged Upshur County. Today’s gift will help assure more individuals experiencing a home disaster that help is still at hand.”
Austin Bank, a community bank headquartered in Jacksonville, Texas, has been voted one of the “Best Companies to Work for in Texas” for the thirteenth consecutive year. With assets in excess of $2.7 billion, bank offices are located in 35 East Texas locations within 25 cities and thirteen counties. Austin Bank is locally owned and operated by the Austin Family which is celebrating 113 years of service in the Texas banking industry.
Northeast Texas Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit agency dedicated to eradicating housing poverty serving Gregg, Harrison, and Upshur Counties. The organization partners with low-income families to provide a hand up and out of poverty through volunteer home construction and low down payment, zero-interest mortgage, and through the Critical Repair Program that provides much-needed repairs of health and safety hazards for qualified home-owner occupied homes of the elderly, permanently disabled, and veterans. Founded in 1985, the organization celebrated the construction of its 95th home in 2021. To learn more, to volunteer, or to donate visit or call 903-236-0900.