Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade received a $20,000 grant from the Miami Dolphin Foundation and Bank of America to preserve affordable housing in Miami-Dade.

The Miami Dolphins and Bank of America Partners with Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade to Rehab Homes.

For Immediate Release

October 28, 2014

MIAMI, October 28, 2014 ‐ Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade received a $20,000 grant from the Miami Dolphin Foundation and Bank of America to preserve affordable housing in Miami-Dade. Miami Dolphin volunteers and Bank of America volunteers will be working on the Miami Garden homes of Gary Brown, a 64 year old US Navy veteran and Verna Powell, 72 year old widow. Verna Powell raised two sons in her home of 44 years. She is in flooring, electrical and soffit repairs to allow her to continue to live safely in her home. Gary Brown served in Vietnam as an engineer aboard the USS Perry. He has multiple health problems and was the victim of a crime that left him blind in one eye. He is unable to keep up with the maintenance of his home and needs repairs for his leaking roof, his non-functioning kitchen, exterior doors and ADA modifications to his bathroom.

"Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade is excited to have the support of Bank of America and the Miami Dolphins to meet the organization's goals." said Donna Fales, Executive Director of Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade.

About Rebuilding Together Miami

Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade is a 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation that preserves homeownership and revitalizes neighborhoods by providing free of charge rehabilitation services to the elderly, veterans, disabled and low income homeowners. Through the support of corporate sponsors, local businesses and the hands-on work of volunteers, the organization rehabs 40 t0 50 homes annually, donating approximately $400,000 in market value each year to the community by focusing on home modifications, energy efficiency and safety concerns. The organization is part of a network of more than 175 affiliates in the U.S. For more information, visit www.rebuildingtogethermiami.org.

About Bank of America

Bank of America's commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a strategic part of doing business globally. Our CSR efforts guide how we operate in a socially, economically, financially and environmentally responsible way around the world, to deliver for shareholders, customers, clients and employees. Our goal is to help create economically vibrant regions and communities through lending, investing and giving. By partnering with our stakeholders, we create value that empowers individuals and communities to thrive and contributes to the long-term success of our business. We have several core areas of focus for our CSR, including responsible business practices; environmental sustainability; strengthening local communities with a focus on housing, hunger and jobs; investing in global leadership development; and engaging through arts and culture. As part of these efforts, employee volunteers across the company contribute their time, passion and expertise to address issues in communities where they live and work. Learn more at www.bankofamerica.com/about and follow us on Twitter at @BofA_Community.

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Contact:
Matania Germain
AmeriCorps Program Coordinator
Rebuilding Together Miami-Dade, Inc.
americorps.rtmiami@gmail.com
Office: 786.200.1305

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