FNBA Supports Building Repairs

January 12, 2024

First National Vice President and Homer Branch Manager Erik Niebuhr, and Claudia Haines, KBFPC CEO, pose with a large donation check in the renovated space.

In December, Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic (KBFPC) was awarded a $10,000 grant from First National Bank Alaska to support KBFPC’s recent emergency capital project; repairing one of the two buildings on the KBFPC campus in Homer. During an unusually rainy summer in 2023 the building experienced significant damage to its lower level, which previously housed the REC Room teen afterschool program.

Along with donations from anonymous donors, First National’s contribution supported major exterior and interior repairs recently completed to prevent further damage to the building and return the space to usable condition.

“Helping our neighbors in times of need is a part of First National Bank Alaska’s long-standing mission,” said First National Board Chair and CEO/President Betsy Lawer. “We’re glad we could assist KBFPC in their continued effort to provide important healthcare services and help shape a brighter tomorrow for Alaskans on the Kenai Peninsula.”

The cost of the project will total more than $50,000. Due to additional extenuating circumstances, the afterschool program will not reopen at this time, but the newly restored space will be used for upcoming projects that support KBFPC’s mission of providing inclusive, low- and no-cost reproductive healthcare and sexual health education to communities on the Kenai Peninsula from Cooper Landing to Kachemak Bay.

First National Vice President and Homer Branch Manager Erik Niebuhr, and Claudia Haines, KBFPC CEO, pose with a large donation check in the renovated space.

This is the second grant First National has provided to KBFPC. In 2022, the bank donated funds to support KBFPC’s Hypertension Prevention Initiative which enabled the purchase of blood pressure cuffs for a checkout program at the clinic. Clients can borrow the devices at no cost to monitor blood pressure at home and actively participate in their healthcare.

Thank you, First National Bank Alaska, and all our generous supporters!