OneMain Financial Awards $25,000 Grant to Historic Downtown Prosser Association to Beautify City Center
EVANSVILLE, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 30, 2018--OneMain Financial announced today that it will be hosting a “Made on Main Street” event on Sunday, September 9, 2018, to celebrate the $25,000 grant awarded to the Historic Downtown Prosser Association. The organization is using this money to create a clean, unified look in Prosser’s historic downtown by positioning new trash receptacles and planters throughout the streets.
“Made on Main Street,” a partnership between OneMain Financial and Main Street America, provides community action grants for innovative neighborhood transformation projects across the country. Six additional grants have been awarded to organizations across the nation.
“We’re thrilled to award this grant to the Historic Downtown Prosser Association. They have shown so much love for and pride in their city, and we’re excited to help them highlight their historic downtown center,” said OneMain Financial Chief Marketing Officer Kim Wijkstrom. “At OneMain Financial, we believe individuals thrive when communities thrive and feel this project aligns with that vision.”
Since 2016, the Historic Prosser Association has been leading the community in an extensive visioning project to identify key locations in need of improvement. Creating a beautiful city center reflecting the unique local history became the community’s top priority. With the help of OneMain Financial, volunteers will replace old trash cans and planters with 10 new trash receptacles, 28 pole brackets to support signage and flower baskets, and 25 street planters filled with native perennial plants. A large-scale volunteer weekend is scheduled to take place in Prosser on September 8 and 9 to help clean and prepare the area for the upcoming project, which is set to be completed in Spring 2019.
“Community members have put a lot of time and effort over the years into envisioning this project,” said Historic Downtown Prosser Association Executive Director Jesalyn Cole. “We are excited to put the Made on Main Street grant funds to use in bringing this vision to fruition through downtown beautification projects.”
OneMain Financial will be hosting a free, family-friendly block party to celebrate the grant award and the upcoming restoration project. The September 9 event will be held at 715 6 th Street in downtown Prosser, from 2 to 5 p.m. Festivities will include complimentary food, games, crafts, artisan vendors and much more. “Made on Main Street” is free, and all community members are invited to attend. For more information, please visit: https://www.MadeonMainStreet.com.
About OneMain Financial
OneMain Financial (NYSE: OMF) has been offering responsible and transparent loans for over 100 years. With more than 1,600 locations throughout 44 states, the company is committed to helping people with their personal loans. OneMain and its 10,000 team members are dedicated to the communities where they live and work. For additional information, please visit OneMainFinancial.com.
About the National Main Street Center
The National Main Street Center has been helping revitalize older and historic commercial districts for more than 35 years. Today, its Main Street America network of more than 1,600 neighborhoods and communities, rural and urban, share both a commitment to place and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. The organization is a non-profit subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
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