Knoxville Habitat for Humanity and Bank of America partnered to build homes in Knoxville as part of largest Global Build since the initiative launched in 2014.
More than fifteen #BofAVolunteers helped Knoxville Habitat for Humanity on the build site and at the ReStore.
Knoxville Habitat and Bank of America came together in the Knoxville area as part of Bank of America’s sixth Global Build in partnership with Habitat for Humanity. From October 5-12, a record number of nearly 2,800 bank volunteers worked alongside homeowners to help build, rehabilitate or repairs homes, helping to address affordable housing needs in 107 communities across nine countries, the largest Global Build to date.
Meeting the need for safe, affordable, sustainable places to live remains a significant challenge in Knoxville. One in nine Tennessee families pay half or more of their income on their rent or mortgage, often choosing between paying for housing or nutritious food, reliable transportation or healthcare needs.
“Affordable housing is fundamental for individuals and families to achieve economic mobility,” said Lina Kornmeyer, Senior Vice President at Bank of America in Knoxville, TN. “Partnering with Habitat and engaging our volunteers is one way we can help build a more sustainable Knoxville community as part of our approach to responsible growth.”
Activities in Knoxville included building a Habitat home alongside future homeowner Krystal, as well as organizing and sorting merchandise at the Knoxville Habitat ReStore.
The build events in Knoxville was part of the week-long effort that took place throughout Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Singapore, South Africa, and the U.S.
Habitat and Bank of America have partnered for more than 30 years, helping homeowners build or improve the places they call home. Each year, #BofAVolunteers give more than 40,000 hours to Habitat in their communities through board service, home build initiatives and financial literacy training for future Habitat homeowners.