TS Bank, nonprofits again team up on neighborhood program

Treynor, Iowa-based TS Bank is partnering with The 712 Initiative and Habitat for Humanity of Council Bluffs on the AMP for Neighborhoods program for the second straight year. 

The program focuses on individual homeowner work along with neighborhood block initiatives. AMP assists Habitat for Humanity in home repair programming offerings. After an assessment, Habitat’s construction crew can arrange for repairs. 

Individuals can nominate themselves or a neighbor with outdoor housing repair or improvement needs — painting, fencing, siding, driveways, sidewalks, roofing, windows, exterior doors and landscaping — from May 1 through June 30. 

“This is just the beginning of this program transforming neighborhoods in our communities,” said Kelsey Stupfell, TS Bank director of public relations. “The AMP program is a great example of leaders, for-profit and nonprofit organizations and community members coming together to help address community needs and make a direct impact. It is a way to help beautify one home, one yard at a time to create lasting impact in Council Bluffs.”

In the program’s first year, more than 50 applications were received in the Council Bluffs area. Thirty-three projects were selected, including 31 homeowners, one neighborhood association and one request for a community-wide dumpster day this spring. According to a press release, more than $165,000 of the $253,887 donated last year has been spent. Nearly all 2021 projects are expected to be completed by June.