Last week, Bank of America employee volunteers teamed up with Habitat for Humanity Metro West/Greater Worcester to build a two-family duplex for local families. On September 28, 20 volunteers worked on interior finish work for the home. Across the state, bank employees volunteered at seven builds over three days.
The home, scheduled to be completed by early December, comes as part of the third Habitat Global Build Week (#GlobalBuild), hosted in celebration of the bank’s 30 year commitment to Habitat for Humanity. Throughout the week, thousands of Bank of America employee volunteers and representatives from Habitat for Humanity are coming together to revitalize communities and help families achieve the dream of homeownership. Revitalization projects will take place in 85 communities across the eight countries, including the U.S.
“Through our partnership with Habitat for Humanity, not only are we supporting those in need, but we are given the opportunity to revitalize neighborhoods and empower individuals to gain economic mobility,” said Miceal Chamberlain, Massachusetts market president, Bank of America. “Helping these families achieve long-term financial stability makes the work we do a privilege.”
“Habitat is dedicated to giving individuals the power to build their own futures,” said Habitat for Humanity Metrowest/Greater Worcester Executive Director, Tim Firment. Through our partnership with Bank of America families have the ability to save more, invest in education and have more financial stability.”
The Global Build is just one way that Bank of America is helping advance Worcester County as part of its approach to responsible growth. This year, Bank of America has invested $9 million in Massachusetts nonprofits that support affordable housing, youth development, financial education and hunger relief.