Oswego County Federal Credit Union’s Business Development Specialist Danielle Hayden and Fulton Branch Manager Rachael Ives are shown here after presenting Linda Eagan with a check for $1,000.00 for the Fulton Block Builder (FBB) project.
Fulton Block Builders
Mark Southwick and Joe McConnell recently presented Linda Eagan with a check for $1,000.00 to support the Fulton Block Builder (FBB) matching grant program. In addition to the financial support Mark and Joe spent time learning about the program from Linda and John and brainstormed more ways that Huhtamaki could lend more support to this program. One of the most exciting ideas to come out of the session was Huhtamaki’s suggestion to help FBB advertise during the period that FBB applications are being accepted (January through March).
The first Fulton Block Builder check is presented to the Stoutenger’s. Angela and Keith Stoutenger are the first of 220 homeowners in the city of Fulton to receive their Fulton Block Builder (FBB) check in 2018. The couple has completed over $10,000.00 worth of exterior enhancements to their property, and Angela has taken on the responsibilities of the Block Leader.
WE DID IT, FULTON! Local businesses and individuals have taken the Fulton Block Builders (FBB) over their fundraising goal and allowed it to once again receive a $100,000 award from the Richard S. Shineman Foundation!
Fulton Block Builders receives support from many community businesses taking them closer and closer to their fundraising goal.
Fulton Block Builders has been receiving strong support from within the Fulton city limits but for the second year in a row, business support has come from outside of the city with a donation from Sweet-Woods Memorial Co. in Phoenix.
Recently Fulton Block Builder (FBB) volunteers sat down to meet with the Oswego Renaissance Association founders Paul Stewart and Steve Phillips. FBB volunteers came with a list of questions for Paul and Steve, who graciously took time to answer each one. They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery and FBB administrative director Linda Eagan and the FBB volunteers are anxious to imitate ORA’s achievements. The Fulton Block Builders 2018 season has begun with huge support and interest.
Fulton Block Builders administrative director, Linda Eagan addressed a packed house as she explained the mission of the grassroots organization and answered questions from the community at a recent informational meeting. A room full of Fulton citizens intrigued by the program showed a strong potential for the Fulton Block Builders (FBB) to grow in participants in the 2018 Block Challenge. “In 2018, I am hopeful that a lot of Blocks will expand neighborhood conversations, organize with new people, apply for a FBB grant and re-engage in their neighborhood and our community,” Eagan said. The revitalization program, launched in Fulton in 2017 based off the Healthy Neighborhood Initiative, offers approved homeowners the opportunity to recapture a dollar-for-dollar match up to $1,000 on funds they use to make exterior home improvements.
There will be a community informational session to answer your questions about the 2018 Fulton Block Builder (FBB) application process on Wednesday January 17th at River Vista Conference Center, 810 South 1st Street, Fulton NY at 6:00 PM. There will be a short presentation on how the program works and plenty of time to get all your questions answered. 22 distinct blocks and 127 properties participated in 2017. 2018 is sure to be another amazing year for this program and FBB wants everyone to have a chance to become involved.
The Fundraising Campaign for 2018 has started off with several momentous firsts. Universal Metal Works launched the first business support for the grassroots revitalization project, Fulton Block Builders (FBB) 2018 campaign. Legislator James Karasek, representing the 22nd District in the Oswego County Legislature is the first public official to pledge financial support to the FBB 2018 Fundraising Campaign. Dennis and Kellie Merlino make the first community member contribution in support of the 2018 Fulton Block Builder program. The Merlinos went to the Fulton Block Builder website and made a $10.00 monthly recurring contribution.