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August 25, 2019Cart

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by Fairfield County Business Journal
by FCBJ

Banking on volunteers and funds

Eighty Bank of America employee volunteers recently worked with five Habitat for Humanity chapters across Connecticut to build homes and provide crucial repairs for nine families. In addition to the volunteers’ time, Bank of America (BOA) also provided $60,000 in funding to the Habitat chapters.

The bank has been supporting Habitat for more than 30 years. “When people have a place to call home, our community as a whole can thrive, which is why we’ve had a longstanding partnership with a number of Habitat chapters in Connecticut,” said Bill Tommins, southern Connecticut market president, Bank of America.

The bank points out that Habitat for Humanity isn’t the only housing organization it assists. So far in 2017, BOA has invested more than $306,400 in Connecticut nonprofits that support housing initiatives. Over the past 10 years, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation has administered more than $2 million in funding for Connecticut nonprofits through the bank’s Neighborhood Builders program.