Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County Awarded $22,500 Grant from Bank of America to Celebrate 30 Year Partnership

price arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”>Yesterday, Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County (HFHVC) teamed up with Bank of America employee volunteers to help construct the homes of  local  families in Santa Paula, as part of their shared commitment to build thriving communities. The project takes place during the third Habitat Global Build, which kicks off this year in celebration of Bank of America’s 30 year commitment to Habitat for Humanity.

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HFHVC is one of 85 affiliates nation-wide working with Bank of America and its 2,000 employee volunteers to address affordable housing challenges and revitalize communities across the U.S. and around the world.

“We are extremely appreciative of Bank of America’s support to build affordable homes in Ventura County.  Their great volunteers along with the significant financial support make it possible for Habitat to provide home ownership opportunities for more low-income families.” Steve Dwyer, Executive Director Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County

 


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Today, Mark McElroy  from Bank of America presented a $22,500 check to HFHVC for the final 4 homes being built on Trinity Lane in Santa Paula. Earlier this year, Bank of America donated $15,000 to HFHVC as part of the Women Build Program. They kicked off their efforts with a ladies only She Nailed It! Competition where each team hammered nails in a 2×4 wooden stud as quickly as possible. Team registration for She Nailed It! 2017 opens November 1 at http://www.habitatventura.org/shenailedit/ .

 

About Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County

Mission: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County is a locally-run and locally-funded affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Over the past 33 years, 60 new home builds have provided homeownership opportunities for families in need and hundreds of homes have been repaired, providing a safe, clean, decent living environment for lower income homeowners.. At Habitat for Humanity, we believe that everyone everywhere deserves a decent place to live. For Habitat’s homeownership program, low- to very-low income families are selected based on their need for housing, ability to repay an affordable mortgage, and willingness to partner with Habitat for Humanity. We offer a “hand up,” empowering families who are willing to work hard to achieve their dream of homeownership. Each Habitat for Humanity homeowner invests hundreds of hours to help build their home, and then purchases it with an affordable mortgage. Habitat currently has enough donated properties to build 30 simple, decent homes for families in Ventura County. To build these homes we need donations of time, talents and funding from faith groups, businesses, and individual donors in order to complete 8 homes on Trinity Lane in Santa Paula. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County, visit www.habitatventura.org or call (805) 485-6065, x 101.

About Bank of America

Bank of America has partnered with Habitat for Humanity for 30 years, investing more than $26 million in philanthropic funding to help create affordable housing since 2002, and employees give approximately 40,000 hours of volunteer time annually. Bank of America employee volunteers support Habitat affiliates through board service, home build initiatives, and financial literacy training for future homeowners.


 

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