Chantilly, VA, October 27, 2016 — HomeAid Northern Virginia announced that it was awarded a $25,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation for its work renovating and upgrading Northern Virginia homeless shelters and transitional housing programs, helping to rebuild lives and end the cycle of homelessness. HomeAid Northern Virginia (HANV) builds and renovates homeless shelters and supportive housing facilities via the donated expertise, labor and resources of local homebuilders – enabling nonprofit organizations serving vulnerable individuals and families to invest more of their budgets in supportive programs and services rather than building expenses.
“If people can’t find an affordable place to live, they can’t begin to think about their overall financial security and future,” said Jeff Wood, Greater Washington market president, Bank of America. “Our philanthropic investments are one way that we’re working to connect individuals in our community to the resources they need to lead financially stable lives.”
Bank of America and the Bank of America Charitable Foundation have a long history of involvement with HomeAid. Since 2004, Bank of America has contributed more than $2 million to support HomeAid America and its 17 chapters. The bank has staff members serving on multiple HomeAid boards nationwide, and more locally, has been continuously represented on HomeAid Northern Virginia’s Board of Directors since HANV was founded 15 years ago.
“HomeAid Northern Virginia appreciates the partnership we have with Bank of America and the funding that we have received from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. This grant helps HANV continue to move forward our mission to help rebuild lives for homeless men, women and children in our region through housing and support services. Bank of America’s commitment and generous contribution strengthens our ability to collaborate on more projects and bring positive change to thousands of lives,” said Christy Zeitz, Executive Director of HomeAid Northern Virginia.
About HomeAid Northern Virginia
HomeAid Northern Virginia, a chapter of HomeAid America, engages the resources and interests of the homebuilding community and its corporate partners in order to undertake new construction and major renovations to properties owned by homelessness service providers that help homeless people gain stability and get back on the road to self-sufficiency. Celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, the organization was started in 2001 by members of the Northern Virginia Building Industry Association (NVBIA) and, since then, has completed more than 112 projects valued at more than $14.6 million, serving more than 97,000 homeless individuals.