Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade and Bank of America Come Together to Help a Homeowner in Need.

For Immediate Release

March 31, 2012

MIAMI, March 31, 2012 - Fifteen volunteers from Bank of America turned out today to paint the home of Sandra Tucker, a resident of the Miami Gardens area. Rebuilding Together Miami partnered with Bank of America to renovate Mrs. Tuckers home. The project was made possible by a grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation.

Ms. Tucker is 64 years old and has lived in her home for 30 years. She was born in Miami and has raised 4 children in the area. This service project is the final stage in the process of rehabilitating Ms. Tucker's home. Over the past month, work on her house has included electrical repairs, ADA bathroom modifications, replacing doors, ceiling fans and an a/c unit, as well as treating the house for termites. Bank of America volunteers added the finishing touches with painting the exterior of the home. Mrs. Tucker was overwhelmed with the volunteer turnout. "Thank you very much for getting up so early on a Saturday morning to paint my house. I have been waiting a long time and I thank God and you for this day. I am so happy" Tucker exclaimed.

The objective of Rebuilding Together Miami's rehab work is to provide a safe, dry and healthy house for low-income homeowners so they may remain in their homes. Each year Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade rehabs 30 to 40 homes donating approximately $250,000 of market value work to the community. Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade is excited to have the support of Bank of America to meet the organization's goals.

About Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade

Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade chapter is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation that preserves homeownership and revitalizes neighborhoods by providing free rehabilitation services to low-income, elderly, veterans, and disabled homeowners. Through the support of corporate sponsors, local businesses and the hands-on work of volunteers, the organization donates approximately $250,000 in market value each year by focusing on home modifications, energy efficiency and safety concerns. The organization is part of a network of more than 200 affiliates and is the nation's leading nonprofit working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize communities. For more information, visit www.rebuildingtogethermiami.org.

Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade continues to seek corporate sponsors, donations and volunteers for upcoming projects. If you are interested in participating, please contact Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade at (305) 665-1146 ext. 213 or send us an email.

About Bank of America

Building on a long-standing tradition of investing in the communities it serves, Bank of America is delivering on a 10-year goal to donate $2 billion to nonprofit organizations engaged in improving the health and vitality of their neighborhoods. Funded by Bank of America, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation gave more than $200 million in 2010, making the bank one of the largest corporate cash donors in the United States. As a global company serving clients through operations in more than 40 countries, Bank of America approaches investing through a national strategy under which it works with local leaders to identify and meet the most pressing needs of individual communities. Reaffirming a commitment to develop and sustain a culture of service, bank associate volunteers contributed more than one million hours in 2010 to enhance the quality of life in their communities worldwide. For more information about Bank of America Corporate Philanthropy, please visit www.bankofamerica.com/foundation.

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Contact:
Donna Fales, Executive Director
Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade, Inc.
dfales.rtmiami@bellsouth.net
Cell: 786-290-7877

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