Through the Keys to Greater initiative, the Nevada-based credit union will pledge $ 100 of each mortgage and refinance to Eddy House
(CARSON CITY, Nevada) – Homeless youth are often referred to as “the invisible population.” It is estimated that nearly 25% of Nevada’s homeless population – 1,285 people – are children and adolescents. Eddy House is an innovative non-profit organization committed to providing housing and services to homeless youth in Reno and Sparks. And now the Greater Nevada Credit Union and its wholly owned subsidiary, Greater Nevada Mortgage, are helping homeless and vulnerable youth get moving about bigger things. Through the new Keys to Greater campaign, $ 100 of the proceeds from every mortgage or refinancing funded by Greater Nevada Mortgage will go to organizations dedicated to ending the homelessness of young people, starting with their first partner in northern Nevada , Eddy House. While the final campaign donation amount will be determined in part by consumer participation, Greater Nevada Mortgage has pledged a minimum contribution of $ 25,000 in 2021.
Eddy House is the central admission and assessment facility for youth affected by homelessness in northern Nevada. It serves local homeless people, runaways, and vulnerable youth around the clock by providing safe overnight accommodation for up to 20 young adults, emergency shelter with five beds, and a new community housing program for 23 youth. Eddy House also provides counseling services, human resource development, life skills groups, health services and more.
“We are honored to have the support of Greater Nevada,” said Diaz Dixon, CEO of Eddy House. âPartnerships like this help us continue to serve vulnerable youth in our community. Many of our teenagers have no one in their life to help them manage money or open a savings account. The financial education and donation programs in the greater Nevada area will help prepare our youth for success in adult life and help them achieve their dreams. “
The Greater Nevada Credit Union (GNCU) will continue to host financial literacy courses and provide additional financial donations for Eddy House youth. GNCU employees have been offering financial education courses for Eddy House youth since June 2020. The courses teach young people how to handle money and help them set up their own savings accounts through the credit union.
“Greater Nevada Mortgage is proud to partner with Eddy House on this new initiative to help the homeless and vulnerable youth in our community,” said Wally Murray, president and CEO of Greater Nevada Credit Union and Greater Nevada Mortgage. “For teenagers and young adults affected by homelessness, having a safe environment and knowing that there are people who really care about them is a critical first step.”
To learn more about Eddy House, visit eddyhouse.org. To learn more about Greater Nevada’s Keys to Greater campaign, visit KeysToGreater.com.
About Greater Nevada Credit Union:
Headquartered in Carson City, Nevada, the Greater Nevada Credit Union (GNCU) has been helping Nevada citizens with their financial needs since 1949 through a community-owned Nevada-based financial institution. GNCU’s subsidiaries include Greater Commercial Lending, Greater Nevada Mortgage, and Greater Nevada Insurance. GNCU has consistently been recognized as the best financial institution in many of its service sectors, has been named a Top Employer by the Reno / Tahoe Best Places to Work Awards, and is four times USDA National Lender of the Year. GNCU is also the title sponsor of the Greater Nevada Field in Reno. For more information, call (800) 421-6674 or visit www.gncu.org.
About Greater Nevada Mortgages
Greater Nevada Mortgage offers mortgage loan products to serve a wide variety of borrowers across Nevada and California, from investors to first-time home buyers, and also provides local underwriting and closing. GNM has been recognized as a premier mortgage lender in several of its service areas. For more information about GNM, call (800) 526-6999 or visit www.greaternevadamortgage.com.