Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, Missouri (HFHS) and local volunteers will work side-by-side with a Habitat partner family to rehab their home in Springfield’s Zone 1. This home renovation continues the nonprofit organization’s efforts to create safe, decent, and affordable housing in partnership with low-income families in the Springfield area.
Bank of America donated the land as part of a national partnership with Habitat for Humanity International through which it donates vacant or abandoned properties for renovation or reconstruction. Local Bank of America volunteers joined the effort on Saturday, March 26, 2016 to help build the home and provide support for this event. The home being built is for the Key Family located at 2121 W. Olive St., Springfield, MO 65802.
“It’s crucial to have community partners like the Bank of America to expand our mission of eliminating poverty housing in the Ozarks,” said Larry Peterson, executive director of HFHS. “Not only has this group provided the land for a future HFHS homeowner, they are swinging hammers and hanging drywall to complete the build.”
Bank of America has partnered with Habitat for Humanity International and local affiliates for more than 25 years to support neighborhood revitalization, investing more than $26 million in philanthropic support since 2002.
“We’re pleased to partner with Habitat to help make the dream of homeownership a reality for this family,” said Jackie Yoon, St. Louis market president, Bank of America. “Through this partnership and our property donations program, it is our goal to create stability for more families, and help revitalize neighborhoods and local communities”.
For more information on partnering or volunteering with Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, Missouri, please visit www.habitatspringfieldmo.org.
About Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, Missouri
Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, Missouri (HFHS) believes every person in the Springfield and surrounding area deserves to live in safe, decent and affordable housing. As an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, HFHS impacts more than 100 households a year. Since 1988, HFHS has either built or renovated more than 360 homes, providing shelter for more than 800 men, women and children from Greene, Christian, and Webster Counties. HFHS is a United Way of the Ozarks partner agency. Learn more, including official word marks and images, at habitatspringfieldmo.org/newsroom or at Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
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