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Bank of America Charitable Foundation Donates to HomeAid Twin Cities/BATC Housing First Minnesota Foundation


HomeAid Twin Cities, a program of the BATC-Housing First Minnesota Foundation, received a generous donation from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation through HomeAid America earlier this month. Katie Simpson, market president for Bank of America, and Robin Keesal-Arnett, chapter development director for HomeAid America, presented the charitable organization with a check for $10,000 to help fund the build of a five-bedroom home for the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV). The brand-new home is MACV’s first home that supports homeless veterans along with their families.

“The generous donation from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation was greatly appreciated,” said Bob Bennett, manager of HomeAid Twin Cities/BATC-Housing First Minnesota Foundation. “It helped us build the new MACV home which will support veteran-headed families for years to come.”
“Economic opportunity begins with the ability to live and work in vibrant communities, including access to safe, quality housing,” said Katie Simpson, Bank of America’s Minneapolis-St. Paul market president. “We’re proud to partner with HomeAid and further our mutual commitment to fighting homelessness and supporting local veterans – both of which drive sustainable economic growth here in the Twin Cities.”
Bank of America has been a steadfast supporter of HomeAid America in numerous ways since 2004. Over the past 13 years of the partnership, the company has contributed more than $2.5 million to HomeAid America and HomeAid chapters. 
“Bank of America has been HomeAid’s leading financial partner over the past decade and we are eternally grateful,” said Peter Simons, CEO of HomeAid America.
Across the country, the Bank of America Charitable Foundation promotes economic mobility and social progress based on the needs of local communities and families. By investing in affordable housing programs and partnering with local nonprofits that address basic needs like food and shelter, the Foundation aims to alleviate poverty and create pathways to financial success.

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