Bank of America Raises Walls and Funding for Habitat!
Habitat's Partner Family Jose and Elizabeth Camacho were joined by 15 Bank of America volunteers to help frame and “raise the walls” of their new Habitat home in Southwest Fresno.
The occasion marked the second of ultimately four Habitat “wall raising” events for families at the corner of Amador and B Street. It’s quite a transformation for the corner where an unsightly burned-out gas station once stood.
And, it will be quite a transformation for the four Habitat families who will soon call this neighborhood their home. The Camachos, who work full-time while raising four small children, will experience a much-needed change. No longer will they be cramped in a small, substandard, two-bedroom rental home where necessary maintenance and repair requests have been ignored for years.
Not only did Bank of America volunteer nearly 80 hours on the Camacho home on a Saturday morning, they also donated $20,000 to help offset the cost of building it.
“Thanks to generous partners like Bank of America, Habitat is able to partner with families like the Camachos to build their home and to allow them to realize the American dream,” said Matthew Grundy, Habitat CEO.
According to Marisa Moore, Market Manager for Bank of America, “We’ve not only been able to help financially, but we had the amazing opportunity to work alongside the family and build their forever home. It is something our team will cherish forever.”
Please take a moment to hear more about this story, here. Thank you, Bank of America, for all of your support.