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Regent Employees Brave the Cold to Clean Up Community

November 8, 2007 | By

Regent lends a hand for the Interfaith Housing Alliance

Frederick, MD – Regent Education, the leading provider of financial aid management software solutions for higher education institutions, volunteered its employees to the Interfaith Housing Alliance on November 16th, 2007. Regent volunteers spent the morning hours fighting the blustery winds and chilly temperatures to rake leaves and plant bulbs. Part of the morning was spent at the Interfaith Housing Alliance’s main complex, and volunteering concluded at their multi-family rental property at Monocacy Woods.

“As members of the Frederick community, we feel a strong responsibility to help those that are less fortunate and contribute to the common good,” said Michael Ratti, CEO of Regent.

The Interfaith Housing of Western Maryland was founded in 1990, which now bears the name Interfaith Housing Alliance. The organization is now the premier not-for-profit affordable housing developer in the Western Maryland region with a recently broadened mission to serve South Central Pennsylvania. Nearly 1,000 families and senior citizens can give praise from the benefit of the organization’s affordable housing initiatives with roughly 300 more housing units in the pipeline.

“The generous spirit of volunteerism and giving to our community is shown through these individuals and their organization,” said James Upchurch, President of Interfaith Housing Alliance, Inc. “We are grateful to Regent Education and their staff for supporting affordable housing in the Frederick community.”

Since 1992, Mr. Upchurch has been serving as president of the Interfaith Housing Alliance, helping to respond to the need for affordable housing in the Western Maryland region.

About Interfaith Housing Alliance

For more than fourteen years, Interfaith Housing has built a network of volunteers and partners who have helped the community better understand and respond to the housing needs in Western Marylandand South Central Pennsylvania. Interfaith Housing Alliance strengthens families, builds communities and promotes human dignity and economic justice by providing decent, affordable housing for those with lower incomes. Through education, advocacy and the creation of new jobs, they foster economic growth and overcome the effects of shelter poverty.