For Release November 19, 2013
Bank of America ‘Assists Individuals in Crisis’
Greenwich United Way Supported by Bank of America Funding
Bank of America has awarded the Greenwich United Way a $5,000 grant to enable the organization to continue assisting individuals in crisis, through the shelter for the homeless, food for the hungry, assistance to victims of abuse and services for disaster victims.
The partnership between the bank and Greenwich United Way brings financial and volunteer support to the organization’s initiatives and affiliated organizations. At one such affiliated organization, Neighbor to Neighbor, Bank of America employee volunteers were recently on hand to help stock shelves and sort donations at the agency’s food and clothing pantry.
“The Greenwich United Way and our partner agencies have truly been honored by the time, commitment and investment of the Bank of America and its staff in support of local communities,” said Tom Gabriel, the Greenwich United Way’s director of development. “The bank’s recent contribution to our United Way, coupled with the time their employees spent volunteering at Neighbor to Neighbor, will make a significant impact assisting individuals in crisis in this community.”
“Many families still struggle to meet basic needs like food, clothing and shelter – a problem that comes into sharp focus during the holiday season,” said Bill Tommins, Southern Connecticut market president, Bank of America. “The United Way and groups like Neighbor to Neighbor are critical in connecting resources with those in need.”
The Greenwich United Way is committed to targeting needs, mobilizing communities, and changing lives. In addition to its work identifying and meeting health and human service needs, it is the largest non-governmental source of funding for local health and human service programs. Giving to the annual community-wide fundraising campaign is the most effective and efficient way to support critically needed local services that strengthen children and families, support seniors, foster self-sufficiency, and assist individuals in crisis. For more information, please call (203) 869-2221 or go to www.unitedway-greenwich.org.
Bank of America Corporate Social Responsibility
Bank of America’s commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a strategic part of doing business globally. Our CSR efforts guide how we operate in a socially, economically, financially and environmentally responsible way around the world, to deliver for shareholders, customers, clients and employees. Our goal is to help create economically vibrant regions and communities through lending, investing and giving. By partnering with our stakeholders, we create value that empowers individuals and communities to thrive and contributes to the long-term success of our business. We have several core areas of focus for our CSR, including responsible business practices; environmental sustainability; strengthening local communities with a focus on housing, hunger and jobs; investing in global leadership development; and engaging through arts and culture. As part of these efforts, employee volunteers across the company contribute their time, passion and expertise to address issues in communities where they live and work. Learn more at www.bankofamerica.com/about .