This week, local Habitat for Humanity affiliates and Bank of America came together in Connecticut as part of Bank of America’s fifth annual Global Build in partnership with Habitat for Humanity. From Sept. 29 through Oct. 6, Bank of America employee volunteers worked alongside different Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the globe to help build homes and address affordable housing needs.
“When people have a place to call home, our community as a whole can thrive,” said Bill Tommins, Southern Connecticut market president at Bank of America. “We understand that having access to affordable housing is critical to being on a path toward financial stability and success, which is why we’re proud to participate in our fifth annual Global Build with Habitat for Humanity.”
In Connecticut, nearly 60 Bank of America employee volunteers are participating in Global Build, through a home build in Bridgeport with Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County, as well as the construction of playhouses, which once completed, will be auctioned off with all proceeds benefiting Habitat for Humanity of Hartford. Bank of America is providing over $60,000 in funding to six local Habitat for Humanity chapters across the state, including:
· Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County
· Habitat for Humanity of Eastern Connecticut
· Habitat for Humanity of Greater New Haven
· Habitat for Humanity of Greater Waterbury
· Habitat for Humanity of Hartford
· Housatonic Habitat for Humanity
Habitat and Bank of America have partnered for more than 30 years, helping homeowners build or improve the places they call home. As part of this year’s Global Build, more than 2,300 Bank of America employees are expected to volunteer their time in more than 100 communities in seven countries around the world.
“Bank of America has long been one of Habitat of Coastal Fairfield County’s most committed corporate partners. Its employees are wonderful volunteers who enthusiastically work alongside our future homeowners to build simple, decent homes,” said Stuart Adelberg, CEO at Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County. “We are sincerely grateful that Bank of America is making such a meaningful difference helping Habitat for Humanity address Connecticut’s critical need for affordable housing for hard-working families.”
About Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County
Habitat for Humanity of Coastal Fairfield County builds communities and improves lives by eliminating substandard housing and creating affordable homeownership opportunities for hardworking local families. Habitat CFC has a proud thirty-three year history and well-earned reputation for success throughout the region. The organization is a developer with a commitment to “green” construction, a family service agency, non-profit financial institution, community advocate and provider of over 8,000 volunteer opportunities each year. Habitat CFC transforms abandoned properties into homes for tax paying, contributing community members. Since 1985 Habitat CFC has built 215 homes and has helped more than 1,000 family members in Fairfield County with a success rate well over 95%. The organization’s ReStore, located in Stratford, accepts donations of furniture, appliances and building materials, and then resells them. The proceeds from the ReStore help the organization build more affordable housing in Coastal Fairfield County. For more information, visit www.habitatcfc.org.