It was a big year for Builders Care

Justin Brown, executive director of NEFBA’s charitable arm, looks back at 2017.
Executive Director, Builders Care
Builders Care exists solely due to the generous support of our NEFBA community. The willingness of so many who give their time, money and resources astounds me. We are ever grateful for this opportunity to serve our area’s most vulnerable.

We see a lot of leaking roofs and Builders Care allocates most of our resources to repair roofs.

In 2017 we repaired 39 roofs. We assisted with three full re-roofing projects. Wind and rain (and hurricanes) and delayed maintenance and neglect are the primary causes.

Accessibility for disabled individuals is another major unmet need in our community. The city has a waiting list of more than a year for assistance. Whether it is access to a shower, the bathroom or outside, the gift of accessibility is wonderful to provide.

In 2017, Builders Care provided 10 families with wheelchair ramps, assisted five families with handicap accessibility rehabs and two disabled homeowners with major flooring repairs.

The Providence Homes’ donation from their Home from the Heart project allowed Builders Care to complete about 30 percent more jobs than in 2016.

Builders Care handled five critical plumbing issues and four projects securing the home. Builders Care helped two families with required home repairs to keep their homeowners insurance from being canceled.

Emergencies and outreach

Also in 2017, Builders Care was able to help two families with home fire restoration projects and handled one major electrical emergency.

Because of the imminent fire hazard, JEA allowed one homeowner 10 days to get the wiring fixed or electrical service would be discontinued, which would have meant loss of income for someone who works from home.

Builders Care’s mission includes helping other nonprofits with kindred missions. Among those we partnered with last year were the Church of Eleven22; the Southside Keller Williams office for its National Red Day; the Independent Living Resource Center; Her Song, dedicated to caring for victims of human trafficking: and Design from the HeART.

Last year, we helped 92 families and five nonprofits. Of the 92 families, six were the victims of contractor fraud.

It is an honor to be a part of an organization that plays such a critical role in our community.

People often ask how can a construction company be not for profit? The answer is the Northeast Florida Builders Association and the enormous hearts of so many of its members.

Thank you to everyone who helps Builders Care — past present and future.
To learn more about Builders Care, projects to help the community and a complete list of Caring Members donors visit, or call Justin Brown at 727-3443.


NEFBA’s new president wants to grow group’s membership

Sean Junker also hopes organization’s other programs benefit as a result of a growth in membership.

Now that the Northeast Florida Builders Association is in its new headquarters, the organization’s 2019 president wants to thank those who made its construction possible by giving back to the community.

Sean Junker, 47, said he would like to help more people by expanding NEFBA’s charitable projects like Builders Care, which provides free housing repair services for needy residents in the region.

Several weeks ago, for example, the group and a few dozen volunteers built a wheelchair ramp and painted the house of a Korean War veteran who suffered a stroke.

“I want us to be able to do more things like that,” Junker said from his Providence Homes office in Southpoint, where he has worked since 2001 and served as president since 2006.

Junker also would like to expand the organization’s membership and see more people enroll in the Apprenticeship Program to combat the regional labor shortage.

As the leader of a local homebuilding company, Junker has witnessed firsthand the toll of a lack of qualified trades workers, which he said often results in project delays.

Many years before he moved to Jacksonville, a college professor convinced Junker that he should study building construction.

Before that, his initial desire was to become an architect, even though no one in Junker’s family was remotely tied to the industry. In fact, both his grandfather and father were church pastors.

However, Junker said he was intrigued with the construction business when his father took the family to help build Habitat for Humanity homes. Soon, Junker worked during the summer while in high school as a roofer, framer and truss builder.

He and his family moved several times, living in Minnesota, Maine and several parts of Florida.

After high school, Junker earned an associate degree at Indian River State College and then transferred to the University of Florida, where he obtained his bachelor’s degree.

Junker said most of his classmates went into commercial construction but that he was interested in the residential side. His first job at the age of 24 was with K. Hovnanian in Port St. Lucie.

In 1998, he moved from Port St. Lucie to Jacksonville after being hired by Taylor Woodrow, which later merged with Morrison Homes and was renamed Taylor Morrison.

In 2001, the owner of Providence Homes, Bill Cellar, hired Junker as vice president of operations.

He was promoted to president five years later, right before the housing market crashed. Junker said he learned more during that “tough” experience than he could in any classroom.

“The most difficult times is when you grow as a person the most,” he said.

Junker, who has been on NEFBA’s board of directors since 2007, said he is honored to take on the role of president.

He said the “heavy lifting” already has been done. The group’s new building was recently completed and he said the “amazing” staff and leadership at NEFBA are doing a great job.

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Sulzbacher Village plants more than new Family Garden

Sulzbacher Village children can experience the wonder of horticulture with Thursday’s opening of the Family Garden as part of the Crawford Early Learning Center.

Nearly a year ago, Sulzbacher opened the village at 5455 Springfield Blvd. to help single women and those with families move forward by providing them with permanent, supportive housing outside the downtown Jacksonville core. One of the on-site resources available is the Crawford Early Learning Center, a partnership with the Toni and Andy Crawford Family Foundation and the Florida Institute of Education at the University of North Florida.

An integral component of the center provides behavioral health services to help children dealing with trauma resulting from homelessness, domestic violence and other situations that can permanently scar them if left unaddressed.

“The garden is a place where each child has something they can call their own,” said Christine Stephens, director of the early learning center. “They decide what they want to plant and each has their own set of gardening tools to help them tend their crops.”

Parents also are encouraged to share with their children in a garden experience free from stress and other social-emotional factors that have affected them. Stephens said when it’s time to harvest their bounty, the children can bring home the food they’ve grown for the whole family.

The first crops planted in the garden at the end of March included mint, kale, lettuce, cilantro, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, eggplant and a variety of herbs and flowers.

In addition to learning first-hand experiences with nature, the children can marvel at the process of growing food from seeds and having that responsibility. Organizers said the garden also offers problem-solving, building science and math background knowledge, categorizing skills, learning to work together and fostering friendships and relationships.

“Toni Crawford and FIE have been incredible partners,” said Cindy Funkhouser, Sulzbacher president and CEO. “But several others also helped get our Family Garden up and running. Builder’s Care donated their labor and built all of the raised beds and fences. Berry Good Farms is providing all of our seedlings and starter plants and herbs at a discounted price. … They are working with our pre-school children and teaching them how to take care of the garden properly.”


Veteran, victim of contractor fraud, gets newly renovated home

Local volunteers made a dream a reality for an 88-year old veteran.
Roosevelt Royals said roofing contractors stole thousands from him without completing a roof job.
Hurricanes Irma and Matthew made a bad roof job worse.Royals spent most of June with his family in Orlando.
He didn’t know an entire home renovation would be taking place. Flanked by family members and volunteers Royals stepped into his newly renovated home Saturday.

“I can’t put it into words,” said Royals. “I was so astonished when I walked in, I really wanted to cry.”

We first met Royals in early June. We conducted our interview on his front porch. It was the only place in the home where he felt cool.

“I’ll be here until the Lord comes,” he told us in June.

Royals said his home fell into disrepair because of shoddy work on his roof.

The Northeast Florida Builders Association heard about his story and volunteered to fix the roof at no cost.

The job cost about $6,000.

The builders association invested about 10 times that amount to renovate the inside and kept it a secret from Royals.

“They weren’t supposed to do nothing in here and I went inside there and looked — everything in there was new,” said Royals.

They fixed water-damaged ceilings and floors and leaky pipes, improved the air conditioning, painted the walls, brought in furniture, did some landscaping and help declutter the home.

Royal is asking himself if he’s dreaming.

”There’s got to be something wrong here somewhere and I get up and look and I say, ‘No it’s real,'” said Royals.

NEFBA wanted to help a victim of contractor fraud rebuild.

Its charity Builders Care, is out to right the wrongs of other contractors.

“He was a victim of contractor fraud, and to be able to step (in) and heal that wound, if you will, and more than that to help a veteran,” said NEFBA executive officer Bill Garrison.

The agency hopes to assist more victims of contractor fraud.


‘It’s a journey’: 2 years later, Hurricane Irma relief still under way in Jacksonville

When a Builders Care construction team arrived at Lequita Ward’s West 13th Street home last week, she was jubilant.

They were there to replace her roof, which was first damaged by downed pecan tree limbs during Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and again by Irma in 2017. She had no homeowners insurance and, as a senior living on a fixed income, could not afford to pay for the needed repairs. The damage was not severe enough to qualify for federal emergency funding.

A series of blue tarps to cover up the roof holes came and went, then termites showed up. Finally, Tuesday the cavalry appeared in the form of Builders Care, the Northeast Florida Builders Association’s charitable arm.

“Praise God,” she said. “Thank the Lord. … They’ve been a big blessing.”

Thousands of Jacksonville-area homes collectively sustained millions of dollars in flood damage during Irma. The Federal Emergency Management Agency registered about 118,000 damage claims from Irma in Duval and Nassau counties, compared to 3,500 for Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Homeowners who had insurance or qualified for federal assistance have gotten needed repairs and moved on with their lives. But Ward and many others, mostly the uninsured or underinsured poor and elderly, were left waiting for help.

Coordinating the cavalry to come to the rescue is the Northeast Florida Long Term Recovery Organization, a collaborative network of about 30 governmental, business, faith-based and nonprofit organizations. Organized in December 2018, the group’s executive committee meets monthly to coordinate the various assistance programs that are still available, including the American Red Cross and the First Coast Relief Fund.

Even now, an estimated 1,000 people in Duval County alone still need repairs, said board chairman Michael Boylan, recently elected to the Jacksonville City Council.

“It’s a journey,” he said. “We are the last bastion … to do the kind of work we do.”

Homeowners can also seek help through Rebuild Florida, a program of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity that uses federal funds to repair and replace homes damaged by Irma. But the program has specific eligibility requirements some poor people cannot overcome — one family was rejected because of a $300 overdue property tax bill — and results can be slow because of its bureaucratic layers, Boylan said.

The local organization is seeking community and corporate financial support to continue its “last bastion” status.

“While progress has been made, our partners have exhausted the majority of their funding, and future funding prospects remain limited,” according to information sent to prospective donors. “In most instances, the cases … are for survivors that may not meet the criteria or priority eligibility for public assistance [through Rebuild Florida]. They all represent vulnerable populations whose circumstances prevent them from recovering without assistance.”

According to an earlier community needs assessment, 39 percent of them are elderly, 26 percent disabled, 17 percent single parents, 13 have medical problems and 10 percent are veterans. The local priority cases are low-income households with residents over 60 years of age or people with disabilities.

In 2018 Endeavors, the disaster case management organization working with the local group, closed 115 cases, with 92 households receiving rebuild or repair assistance totaling $282,762. As of June 7, there are about 181 active cases. Also, about 260 households that were destroyed or sustained major property damage received financial assistance from coalition member American Red Cross, with about 900 still eligible for funds.

Endeavors performs home damage assessments, and its federally-funded case managers work with construction managers — Builders Care and, as of 2019, Community Development Corporations — to make repair estimates for the group to consider. If funding is awarded, the construction managers arrange licensed and insured contractors and report on results.

In 2018 and 2019, Builders Care alone has repaired 133 roofs, replaced 19 roofs and done 21 interior rebuilds, using almost 10,000 volunteer hours and funds from Endeavors and multiple nonprofits including Catholic Charities, HabiJax, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Presbyterian Social Ministries, United Way of Northeast Florida and Yellow House Art, said Executive Director Justin Brown.

But he knows there are many more roofs and interiors still to be fixed.

“A lot of people are living under blue tarps. They don’t even know what [assistance] is available,” he said.

Homeowners are joyful and grateful when his teams arrive.

“But when you first tell them they’re going to get help is almost as good. You start to see hope in their eyes,” Brown said. “Most of them had lost hope that it was ever going to be fixed.”

Bishop E.M. Johnson is CEO of the Grace and Truth Community Development Corp. off Norwood Avenue, another of the local group’s construction managers. The CDC has several projects underway, most of which involve roof repairs or water-damaged flooring, he said. In some cases, the water damage led to mold.

“They’ve been living in a health hazard,” he said.

The residents and the surrounding community are grateful for the attention, he said.

Boylan said the coalition hopes to help a total of 100 people in 2019, with an average repair or rebuild cost of $15,000. The Irma response likely will take three years, Boylan said, but having an established coalition will benefit Northeast Florida through many storm seasons to come.

“People were distraught … that they were not going to get help and they had no recourse. We have been working to overcome that,” he said.

“We all have our role and my role was to build the process,” Boylan said. “We’re beginning to see the results.”

Beth Reese Cravey: (904) 359-4109


Jacksonville family gets new ramp after home’s access ramp collapsed

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The James Russell Fund, Builders Care and Summit Contracting Group joined forces to build a brand-new wheelchair accessible ramp for a Jacksonville family.
“There’s no words. There’s just absolutely no way to thank them enough. I mean my child is severely disabled and there’s no way I could possibly do this myself,” said mother Vicki Smith, the homeowner.

The act of generosity comes after Smith recently collapsed through the family’s home access ramp.

“People take access in and out of their homes for granted. For instance, for Vicki, when she fell through the ramp, now all of a sudden her whole life is unstable because she doesn’t want to go out, doesn’t want her daughter to go out of the house. Handicap accessibility is huge and we see it as a problem. The city has a yearlong waiting list,” said Justin Brown, executive director of Builders Care.

The nonprofit provides critical home repairs to low-income residents. The organization has helped many people throughout Northeast Florida fixed several things in their homes. Builders Care’s ultimate goal is to provide home reconstruction to people who wouldn’t be able to afford it.

“There’s issues like this all throughout Jacksonville and there’s a lot of people that need help and they can’t really do much about it. So it’s just great raising awareness for that to help people with these issues. You know, help them have a healthier life and not get injured trying to get into their homes,” said Bryan Bennett, director of public relations at Summit Contracting Group Inc.
While this is the first time these three organizations have worked together, James Russell is no stranger to community service. Russell is 22 years old and had cerebral palsy since he was born, but he doesn’t let that slow him down. He believes in putting his community first, which is why he created his nonprofit organization. The James Russell Foundation was completed to help the community in any and every way.

“The city of Jacksonville, helped me out so much. So I want to give back to my community,” said Russell, president of the James Russell Fund. “I want more people to have access to get into their home.”

The funds for this project were raised through a silent auction and volunteers from all three organizations donated their time for the labor. Through that silent auction, there was enough money raised to rebuild five more ramps.

“I’m just really really grateful,” Smith said.

Organizations like these are making the community better one project at a time.


1 Year Later: Some Of Irma’s Hardest Hit In Jacksonville

Rewind 12 months. Jacksonville was dealing with the aftermath of Irma. That meant lots of people were staying in hotels or with friends while their homes were gutted and restored.

But that wasn’t the case for every flooded neighborhood, like the Northwest Jacksonville community of Ken Knight Drive, made up of side-by-side roughly 700-square-foot townhouses and some 900-square-foot duplexes.

About 10 days post Irma, Linda Bennett was still living in her flooded house with two daughters and three grandkids.

About three feet of water had spilled into her home from the nearby Ribault River, along with several streets of houses in this low-income area. In Bennett’s home, the floors and beds were soaked, smelling of mildew, along with a slew of other damage: plumbing and electrical issues as well as malfunctioning appliances.

“I am very worried about me not only getting sick but grandkids getting sick,” she said that day in 2017, sitting on the edge of a damp mattress.

A year later her house is still being repaired.

“You know how it was when you came out here the last time,” she said Wednesday. “It was really bad and it was like stank out of here.”

She said living that way for several months was really stressful, but hotels accepting FEMA vouchers were booked up and she didn’t want to burden others by staying About four months after Irma, volunteers helped tear out her destroyed drywall, but left the bathroom walls intact for privacy. Not long after, Justin Brown, Executive Director of the nonprofit Builder’s Care, rebuilt her walls.

“When I walked into that bathroom it was like a punch in my lungs. It was so moldy and mildewy and I was like we need to get in here as fast as we can,” Brown said.

He said her home was one of the first his organization — the charitable arm of Northeast Florida Builders Association — chose to work on in the area.

Another organization, Yellow House, paid for her family to stay in a hotel.

“I think we’ve gotten about seven families back into safe living in the Ken Knight Drive area,” Brown said. “We just started on two more.”

Bennett’s home is still waiting on new windows. Several homes in the area still have tarps over their roofs, and many are boarded up. Brown believes they probably belong to landlords who don’t want to pay to fix them.

Most people he talks with are surprised to learn many living in communities like Ken Knight Drive are still living in mold-infested homes.
Long Term Recovery
Builder’s Care was funded by only private donations when Brown started the after-Irma work, but now he has grants including one from the First Coast Relief Fund.

“We were able to do 71 roof repairs with the $100,000 they gave us,” he said.

He says that’s thanks to the Northeast Florida Long Term Recovery Organization, which has in part helped link nonprofits together, shared data with them and helped them apply for funding.

Brown said he didn’t have experience applying for grants, but now he has several because the recovery organization helped him.

And that’s also how he started working with Yellow House, directed by activist Hope McMath.

She’s been working as sort of an unofficial case manager for many of the families over the past year, focusing on the human side of recovery, getting families appliances, and social services.

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, which has donated materials in the Ken Knight area and supplied volunteers, is also coordinating with McMath and Brown from Builder’s Care.

The Northeast Florida Long Term Recovery Organization is made up of more than 40 nonprofits and other organizations aiding in post-Irma recovery.

Deirdre Conner, with the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida, helped with getting the Long Term Recovery Organization started. She said this is the first time in recent history Jacksonville has needed long term recovery.

“To give you an idea, in Hurricane Matthew there were about 3,600 claims filed to FEMA in Duval County. After Hurricane Irma there were 112,000,” Conner said.

Other cities use the same model after disasters — the one helping Hurricane Sandy victims just recently stopped doing its work six years later.

“Many of the folks that the Long term recovery organization is seeking to assist are people who are often invisible to the wider community, and the impact of the hurricane was disporportant to folks who were already underserved,” she said.

For people who have trouble recovering on their own — like the elderly, disabled and low-income — at least $4 million in damage remains, according to a recent assessment, and that’s likely just a fraction of true need, Conner said.

More Money On The Way

Something that may help is a recent grant from the United Arab Emirates. It’s giving the city more than $2.7 million, and a large chunk of that is earmarked for Ken Knight Drive home repairs and infrastructure. And that Includes a quarter-million for Builder’s Care.

The grant summary reads in part:

“The neighborhood is comprised of a very high-concentration of individuals and families at or below the poverty level who are renting costly and poor quality homes from absentee landlords or are residing in the nearby public housing development, Washington Heights. Due to both the past foreclosure crises and the recent hurricanes, the landlords did not make the needed repairs to their rental units and families are still residing in dilapidated homes with unsanitary conditions.”

Brown is already surveying neighbors about what upgrades are most needed.

Still Need Help?

People still needing after-Irma help can call the 211 to get in the pipeline for recovery services. And others who want to help with the efforts can call the Northeast Florida Long Term Recovery Organization or any of its partners.


Builders Care for the needy

Builders Care works with businesses and individuals to identify and assist members of the community whose home repair or maintenance projects are beyond the homeowners’ resources to complete.
Northeast Florida Builders Association
“Our partnership with Stellar Energy reflects the typical situation we face when we receive a call for help,” said Justin Brown, Builders Care executive director. “Wheelchair ramps and roof repairs are perhaps our most frequently requested service, but for us each project can vary from a few hours work to several days.”
These projects are a representation of the people we serve:

• A veteran injured during Operation Desert Storm was living in a home that had been partially restored, but the project was abandoned before it was finished. The assessment of the home revealed a small section of the roof had water leakage over the pantry. The pantry itself had water damage in the wall and ceiling. All existing paneling and insulation needed to be removed, mold treatment applied, and new sheetrock installed and painted. The kitchen floor needed to be replaced with vinyl tile. The kitchen wall and ceiling sheetrock needed to be finished and painted.

• A caller’s brother and 20-month-old son are both confined to a wheelchair. The son is paralyzed. An existing ramp needed to be replaced due to severe weather damage and rot. The 20-month-old child requires an oxygen tank, which is attached to the wheelchair. The ramp needed to be widened and relocated to the driveway.

• Two elderly women both needed assistance with wheelchair ramps. One woman simply needed a replacement ramp. Hers had rotted out and planks were missing, and it presented a risk every time she used it. The other woman had recently been widowed, was 90 percent disabled and dependent on oxygen.

Stellar Energy supports Builders Care by providing highly skilled labor to build wheelchair ramps and hand rails for elderly and disabled residents in need. The ramps are constructed in the company’s fabrication facility and then transported and installed to provide residents safe access to and from their homes.
“We work with a limited budget, and Builders Care can usually accomplish two ramps a month, along with four roof repairs,” Brown said. “This partnership with Stellar Energy has substantially increased our ability to respond.”

For information about how you or your company can partner with Builders Care to help provide safe, healthy housing for Jacksonville’s most vulnerable residents, call (904) 727-3443, or visit online at

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The Mendenhall Report: Builders giving back to Beaches Life…

The Mendenhall Report: Builders giving back to Beaches Life Saving Corps
Lifeguards get upgrades to locker room thanks to NEFBA.

Sunday’s annual ceremony in Jacksonville Beach officially opening the Beaches for 2019 doubled as a christening for the Red Cross Volunteer Life Saving Corps’ upgraded facility.

The Corps cheered more than $33,500 in upgrades to the building’s locker room facilities completed April 26 with the help of the Northeast Florida Builders Association.

According to NEFBA President Sean Junker, the Corps asked the builders association’s Builders Care nonprofit charitable arm two months ago for assistance with its outdated locker room facilities.
The Red Cross needed to increase the size of the women’s locker room at its Jacksonville Beach facility because of the increasing number of female Corps members.

The building was constructed in 1948 and, according to Junker, it had been 20 years since the locker rooms were upgraded.

The plan this time was to remove and replace a wall, reducing the size of the men’s locker room while increasing square footage in the women’s facility.

Builders Care was founded in 2001 to provide affordable or no-cost construction services to the elderly, disabled and nonprofit organizations in northeast Florida.

The request didn’t fall under the Builders Care residential framework, but Junker, president and CEO of Providence Homes, and B&G Plumbing Co. co-founder Gene Rover thought it would be a good project for NEFBA members.

“We were listening to those guys and it really just kind of touched us as we learned about what these young men and women do to protect our beaches,” Junker said.

Junker and Rover rallied NEFBA members for materials and labor for the project.

Lifeguard volunteers took on the initial demolition April 13-14. The group of NEFBA volunteer companies then came for the new construction.

Ten NEFBA member companies participated in the improvement project, including providing electrical, plumbing, HVAC, tile, framing, drywall and painting services.

After the NEFBA donation, the Life Saving Corps paid only $3,877, or 15% of the total retail cost of the improvements.

Rover said the Corps’ total project budget was $7,500 and it will be able to invest the remaining funds in further Red Cross building upgrades.

“These guys stepped up to the plate, used our skill set to reduce prices of materials and labor and pass that along to them for significant savings,” Junker said.

Rover added, “These (Corps) kids do so much for this city that people don’t have a clue. Their board is constantly out fundraising. It was just the right time.”


Home from the Heart’ benefits Builders Care

Providence Homes held the grand opening of its “Home from the Heart” at The Crossing in Nocatee on April 11.

The house was built with donated goods and services by Providence Homes and its vendors.

The home was sold and is in the closing process.

Profits from the sale, expected to be more than $100,000, will benefit Builders Care, the Northeast Florida Builders Association charity to help people in need with home repairs.

Trade partners and manufacturers who donated their time and materials: A & G Construction, Advanced Trim Solutions, Air Flow Designs, Amason’s, American Insulators, Apex Technology, Beacon Sales, Bobby Campbell Roofing, Bouziane Tie-Down, Builders First Source, Cornerstone Paint, D & D Garage Doors, Donna Stanton, Duncan Plumbing, Environmental Materials, First Coast Supply, First Quality Gas, Group 4 Design, Hicks Land Clearing, Hicks Trucking & Fill, Italian Terrazzo, Jax Building Science, Jean Alix Compere, Legacy Engineering, Munson & Bryan, NE Florida Mailbox, Onsite Safety, Pamela Maxwell, Royal Painting, Southern Scapes, Steven Stratton, Vermont Lighting, Visionaire, Walker Block, Weather Barriers, Woodsman Kitchens, Owens Corning, Foundation Building Materials and Moen & Argo Ready Mix.

The event was sponsored by Providence Homes and Fidelity Bank.