Bank of America presented Habitat for Humanity Greater Orlando & Osceola County with a $75,000 donation in October 2022. Following the devastating impact of Hurricane Ian, Bank of America nearly doubled its donation of direct funding toward Habitat’s recovery and rebuilding efforts.
In addition to the donation, Bank of America team members spent Oct. 6 helping build homes.
“As we assess and regroup from this devastating storm, community partnerships will be critical to a lasting and permanent recovery,” said Jodie Hardman, market executive, Bank of America Central Florida. “We hope other local businesses will join us in support of the work Habitat is doing to provide disaster relief and recovery in the communities we live and serve.”
Originally, Bank of America pledged $40,000 to Habitat Orlando & Osceola in honor of Habitat Global Build, the company’s week-long initiative to build affordable housing and engage in other community projects around the world. After the devasting impact of the hurricane, the bank increased the donation to $75,000 to assist in jumpstarting recovery from Hurricane Ian in Central Florida.
“The housing crisis that our community was already facing has now been more clearly illuminated,” Habitat Orlando & Osceola President & CEO Catherine Steck McManus said. “Partners like Bank of America help us offer affordable, stable mortgages to help more individuals own their own home and maintain homeownership.”
Bank of America presented the donation on October 6. The check presentation kicked off a volunteer build day at Habitat Orlando & Osceola’s Orlando community, Silver Pines Pointe.