IRVINE, CA – City National Bank, California’s Premier Private and Business Bank®, today announced that for the fourth year in a row it has provided the Habitat for Humanity of Orange County’s 10th Annual Leaders Build with both volunteer and monetary support.  The bank participated once again as one of the Hammer Donors contributing $2,500 for four homes being built in the Fullerton area.  City National has contributed $10,000 to this program over the last four years.

Two of City National’s commercial banking colleagues volunteer for this event each year as they joined with approximately 60 top executives from companies throughout Orange County to help hard working families enjoy home ownership for the first time.

Habitat for Humanity of Orange County opened its doors in 1988 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on helping people realize the American dream of home ownership.  Over the past 30 years, Habitat for Humanity has built over 200 homes in Orange County serving more than 1,000 people.  Some of the more recognizable projects include the organizations first major development in Orange County, which consisted of 48 homes in Rancho Santa Margarita in partnership with Fieldstone Company in 1995.  The organization completed and dedicated its 100th home in Orange County in 2004, which was located in Costa Mesa.  This home was also the 1,000th Habitat for Humanity home in the state of California.

About Habitat for Humanity of Orange County

Habitat for Humanity of Orange County is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seek to put love and faith into action by building homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity of Orange County is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on 

the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.

For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, visit the organization’s website at www.habitatoc.org.

About City National

With $48.7 billion in assets, City National Bank provides banking, investment and trust services through 72 offices, including 19 full-service regional centers, in Southern California, the San Francisco Bay Area, Nevada, New York City, Nashville, Atlanta, Minneapolis and Washington, D.C. In addition, the company and its investment affiliates manage or administer $64.9 billion in client investment assets.

City National is a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), one of North America’s leading diversified financial services companies. RBC serves more than 16 million personal, business, public sector and institutional clients through offices in Canada, the United States and 34 other countries.

For more information about City National, visit the company’s website at cnb.com.

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Joe Hernandez (kneeling) of City National hammers nails into a wall beam for one of four homes being built in Fullerton as part of Habitat for Humanity of Orange County’s 10th Annual Leaders Build Project.

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Marie-Lou Godinez (right) of City National holds a wall beam as Dallas Imbimbo, co-founder and board of director of BigRentz, hammers it into place as part of Habitat’s 10th Annual Leaders Build Project in Fullerton.

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City National was one of the Hammer Donors that contributed $2,500 dollars to help build a Habitat for Humanity of Orange County home in the Fullerton Development as part of this nonprofit group’s 10th Annual Leaders Build Project.