During National Volunteer Appreciation Week, Habitat for Humanity Greater Orlando & Osceola County partnered with Bank of America to support affordable housing and revitalization projects in Central Florida. This ongoing partnership symbolizes the continuing commitment of these two organizations to Face The Housing Crisis™. Once complete, the brand-new house will be purchased by a Habitat homeowner providing them with a safe place to call home and an affordable mortgage.
“The housing crisis in Central Florida continues to impact countless families in Central Florida— the support of volunteers is crucial in addressing this pressing issue,” says Habitat for Humanity Greater Orlando & Osceola County President and CEO Catherine Steck McManus. “Partners like Bank of America are essential to achieving our mission to Face The Housing Crisis.”
National Volunteer Appreciation Week, which runs April 21-27, isn’t the first time these two organizations have joined forces to address the housing crisis in Central Florida. For more than a decade, local Bank of America volunteers have donated their time and talent to help Habitat Orlando & Osceola build new affordable housing for Central Floridians, including following the devastation brought by Hurricane Ian.
“At Bank of America, we believe in the power of giving back to the communities where we live and work,” says Naveed Shujaat, President, Bank of America Central Florida. “Our commitment to service reflects our belief that everyone deserves a safe and affordable place to call home.”
About 25 local Bank of America team members volunteered on today’s build site. With the growing demand for affordable housing, Habitat Orlando & Osceola recognizes the efforts of those who contribute to its mission to provide more Central Floridians with a safe, affordable place to live.