CHICAGO, IL Â â€“ On November 16th, Bank of America employees will be hard at work in West Pullman on Windy City Habitat for Humanityâ€™s new project on Union Avenue between 119th and 120th Streets.Â Two houses are under construction as part of an overall revitalization effort that will result in affordable housing for 16 families.Â Along with volunteering, Bank of America donated $80,000 to support building efforts in this community.
â€œBank of America is an excellent partner to Windy City Habitat for Humanity.Â They are rolling up their sleeves to build and providing important funding for our revitalization efforts.Â We are thrilled to have Bank of America working with us on this project.Â Together, we have a tremendous opportunity to make an impact in West Pullman.â€ said Jennifer Parks, Habitatâ€™s Executive Director.Â Parks noted that affordable housing is a major concern in Chicago with over 259,000 people in Chicago having a critical housing need.
â€œBank of America is pleased to further Habitatâ€™s efforts in our community and to provide affordable housing for working families,â€ said Tim Maloney, Illinois president, Bank of America.Â â€œCreating more affordable housing is imperative in Illinois and in communities across the country.Â Bank of America has partnered with Habitat for Humanity for the past 24 years, and I am thrilled that our team can help make familiesâ€™ dreams of owning a home a reality.â€
About Bank of America
Bank of America Corporate Social ResponsibilityÂ
Bank of Americaâ€™s commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a strategic part of doing business globally. Our CSR efforts guide how we operate in a socially, economically, financially and environmentally responsible way across more than 100 markets around the world, to deliver for shareholders, customers, clients and employees. Our goal is to help create economically vibrant regions and communities through lending, investing and giving. By partnering with our stakeholders, we create shared value that empowers individuals and communities to thrive and contributes to the long-term success of our business. We have several core areas of focus for our CSR, including responsible business practices; environmental sustainability; strengthening local communities with a focus on housing, hunger and jobs; investing in global leadership development; and engaging through arts and culture. Reaffirming a commitment to develop and sustain a culture of service, bank employee volunteers contributed more than 1.5 million hours in 2011 to enhance the quality of life in their communities worldwide. Learn more at www.bankofamerica.com/about and follow us on Twitter at @BofA_Community.
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About Windy City Habitat for Humanity
Windy City Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. Windy City Habitat for Humanity seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness in Chicago and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action.Â Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need. Windy City Habitat for Humanity has built ninety houses in various Chicago neighborhoods providing families with safe, decent and affordable housing.Â Learn more about Windy City Habitat for Humanity at our website and follow us on Twitter — http://twitter.com/HabitatWindyCty — and Facebook — http://www.facebook.com/WindyCityHabitatforHumanity.
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