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Ashland City mother puts in sweat equity to build new home

Reliant Bank team members volunteer in Cheatham Habitat for Humanity’s 9th home build

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ASHLAND CITY, Tenn. – March 9, 2020 – About a dozen Reliant Bank team members gathered on Sunday, March 8 to volunteer alongside community members and one of Ashland City’s soon-to-be newest homeowners, a mother working hard to provide for her son while working full-time and pursuing her bachelor’s degree.

“We’re excited to walk with Stephanie down this road of achieving her dream of homeownership,” said Jeff Bennett, director of divisions for Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville. “This is week two in the four-week build process and as a past Habitat volunteer herself, Stephanie is working alongside a large group of dedicated individuals giving up their weekend to help her provide a stable, long-term housing solution for herself and her son.” Stephanie’s home is the ninth for Cheatham Habitat for Humanity and will be completed by March 22.

Stephanie is currently living with her parents to help make ends meet and has not had a place of her own since 2012. Because of the high cost of living in the Nashville area, Stephanie feels participating in the Habitat homeownership program means she and her son can continue to live in adjoining Cheatham County. “This is where my son has been raised, where my parents live, and this is where I want to stay,” said Stephanie. Stephanie has worked for Walmart since 2012 where she started as a cashier and is now lead pharmacy tech. She also attends Bellevue University and is working on her bachelor’s degree in business management. “Consistency is important in any child’s life. I thank everyone a million times over for their generosity, dedication, and the heart that goes into the work behind building a Habitat home.”

As a community bank whose mission is to give back to the communities it serves through involvement and outreach, Reliant’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity spans more than 15 years. “Participating in a Habitat build is especially rewarding,” said John Morrow, VP, branch manager, who is located at the bank’s Ashland City location. “Not only do you directly see the results of your efforts in the finished house, you have the opportunity to work side-by-side with the owner and witness what is truly a life-changing moment.”

In addition to Reliant, the March 8 build sponsors includes the David McCullough Memorial Gift.

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About Cheatham Habitat for Humanity
Cheatham Habitat for Humanity seeks to put God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities and hope. Habitat’s award-winning homes are recognized for their quality craftsmanship and energy efficiency, meaning homeowners pay on average $25,000 less for their electric bills over the life of the mortgage. To request an application or to receive more information about the Cheatham Habitat for Humanity, call 615-441-9967 or visit www.habitatnashville.org/Cheatham.

About Reliant and Reliant Bank
Reliant Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: RBNC) is a Brentwood, Tennessee-based financial holding company which, through its wholly owned subsidiary Reliant Bank, operates banking centers in Cheatham, Davidson, Hamilton, Hickman, Maury, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, and Williamson counties, Tennessee. Reliant Bank is a full-service commercial bank that offers a variety of deposit, lending, and mortgage products and services to business and consumer customers. For additional information, locations, and hours of operation, please visit www.reliantbank.com.

MEDIA CONTACTS

Amy Kovar
Gray Public Relations
615.497.1799
akovar@graypr.com

Jeff Bennett, Director of Divisions
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville
304.673.6959
jbennett@habitatnashville.org

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