Published on July 3rd, 2015 | by Millennium Magazine Staff0
Bank of America Awards $75,000 to United Way
Pictured above; Michael Thacker, Senior Vice President and Credit Products Officer at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and Mac Bennett, President and CEO of United Way of the Midlands.
Columbia, S.C. – United Way of the Midlands recently announced a $75,000 donation from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to support local efforts to reduce homelessness.
“Reducing homelessness is one of our priority issues at United Way,” said Mac Bennett, President and CEO of United Way of the Midlands. “With this support from Bank of America, we will be able to expand our impact even further and ultimately strengthen our community by making it a better place to live for everyone.”
Funds will be used directly toward initiatives designed to reduce episodes of homelessness, reduce the time an individual is homeless and improve the systems of care for those who are experiencing homelessness.
In 2014, more than 7,000 people received homeless services in United Way’s six-county footprint. Of those, only 2,085 received shelter and housing, indicating a gap between available housing and need.
“At Bank of America, we believe that our communities thrive when there is stable, affordable housing available for individuals and families in need,” said Kim Wilkerson, South Carolina and Columbia market president at Bank of America. “We are proud to support United Way of the Midlands as they work to secure sustainable solutions to reducing homelessness in our neighborhoods.”
For more information on United Way’s work to reduce homelessness in the Midlands, visit uway.org.