On Thursday, October 5th, dozens of Bank of America employee volunteers joined forces with Sea Island Habitat for Humanity on the construction of a home for James Island resident, Wayne, a Charleston native who will become a first-time homeowner. In addition to providing hands-on support, the bank is also presenting a $22,500 grant to the organization, as part of Bank of America and Habitat for Humanity’s fourth Global Build Week.
Habitat Global Build (#GlobalBuild) celebrates the bank’s more than 30-year commitment to Habitat for Humanity. Between September 30th and October 7th, more than 2,500 Bank of America employee volunteers worldwide will join forces with Habitat for Humanity partners to work on builds and revitalization projects that help people achieve the dream of homeownership. Projects will take place in more than 88 communities across six countries, including the U.S.
“The Global Build is just one way we are helping advance a thriving South Carolina community as part of our approach to responsible growth. This year, Bank of America Charitable Foundation has provided more than $1 million in grants to South Carolina non-profits to support economic mobility,” said Mark Munn, Charleston market president, Bank of America. “We’re always proud to partner with Sea Island Habitat to help connect community members to affordable housing, and in turn, better position them to achieve their long-term goals.”
In South Carolina, Bank of America is distributing a total of $92,000 in funding to Habitat for Humanity chapters in the state. In addition to the James Island build taking place in Sea Island Habitat’s Heritage Oaks neighborhood, Bank of America employee volunteers are also participating in builds taking place in Myrtle Beach, Columbia, Spartanburg, Greenville and Anderson.
“Affordable housing is a critical stepping stone on the path to stability and success,” said John Rhoden, executive director, Sea Island Habitat for Humanity. “Through our partnership with Bank of America, together we are building homes, communities and hope.”
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