Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Bank of America and Habitat for Humanity Launch Second Global Build
In recognition of the United Nations’ World Habitat Day, Bank of America, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity International, is launching its second Global Build, taking place in eight countries around the world. During one week and across 11 time zones, the Global Build will feature the first-ever home build in New York City’s Bryant Park, where volunteers will build in partnership with a local Habitat family. The projects taking place during Global Build aim to address affordable housing challenges, revitalize communities and help families around the world improve their living conditions and achieve home ownership.
“Affordable housing is critical to financial well-being and is linked to improved health, education and economic outcomes for families and children,” said Andrew Plepler, Bank of America’s Global Corporate Social Responsibility executive. “Through our longstanding relationship with Habitat for Humanity, we have been able to partner on efforts like the Global Build and bring our international scale to help more people achieve homeownership and put them on the path to a stronger financial future....”