For more than a decade, Bank of America has partnered with Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity to help local low-income families gain financial stability on the foundation of a Habitat home.
“Bank of America has a longstanding commitment to initiatives that help deliver more affordable housing in Asheville and surrounding areas, as part of our overall pledge to advance economic opportunity and mobility,” said Andy H. Nadeau, president, Bank of America Asheville. “Supporting organizations like Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity, that provide critical services and programs, is just one of the ways we are working to help improve the quality of life in the communities we serve.”
New this year, Bank of America is supporting Asheville Habitat’s Student Build program, where high school students collectively contribute hundreds of volunteer hours on-site.
Grant writer Rachel White, Nesbitt Discovery Academy, Class of 2023 and Nesbitt Habitat Collaborative Student Lead, said, “Albert Einstein once said, ‘Only a life lived for others is worth living.’ Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity and Bank of America have given me and countless other students the opportunity to participate in the Student Build House project and to extend such rewarding service to others less fortunate than us. In doing so, not only do I have a positive impact on the affordable housing crisis in our region, but I enrich my life as well with a sense of community and purpose.”
“We are grateful for the $30,000 grant that Bank of America has provided to help us build homes, communities and hope, and we are especially excited to see the partnership that has formed between the bank and one of the Student Build schools,” said Asheville Habitat Executive Director Andy Barnett. “This is what our work is all about — bring people together around a common goal and shared vision.”