Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade Receives Grant From Bank of America

For Immediate Release

September 22, 2014

MIAMI, September 22, 2014 ‐ Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade today announced it has received a $10,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation.

The grant will be used towards preserving affordable housing in Miami-Dade and is specifically designated to revitalize the homes of elderly, disabled and veterans who are all considered low income. Many of these homeowners have struggled with their home maintenance due to health issues and/or financial burdens.

The projects will include: roof repair, ADA bathroom modifications, replacing doors, ceiling repair, window repairs, plumbing repairs, treating the houses for termites, landscaping and exterior painting.

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 40 to 50 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.

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) 200-5711 or www.rebuildingtogethermiami.org.

About Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade

Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade chapter is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization 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 $350,000 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 180 affiliates and is the nation's leading nonprofit working to preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize communities. For more information, visit www.rebuildingtogethermiami.org.

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:
Matania Germain
AmeriCorps Program Coordinator
Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade, Inc.
americorps.rtmiami@gmail.com
Office: 305-200-5711

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