Global-to-local impact on World Habitat Day
October 1 was World Habitat Day. The purpose of this day, designated by the United Nations in 1986, is to reflect on sustainable development to ensure every single one of us has a safe place to live. This year, we celebrated World Habitat Day with a visit from Bank of America. For the past five years, Bank of America has built with Habitat around the world as part of their Global Build week. On Friday, October 5, this global impact became local.
Local Bank of America employees joined us at the South End build site, helping four homeowner families build their homes. We are grateful for this partnership - all around the world, a decent home is something we all need to thrive. After these Bank of America volunteers left the build site, their impact will continue through an $11,500 grant, which will go into the continued construction of the very homes the volunteers worked on. Thank you, Bank of America!