October 25, 2023

Devonna Almagro | Director of Communications
(619) 838-6866

Media Advisory

San Diego Habitat for Humanity to Receive $200,000 From Bank of America to Help Tackle Affordable Housing Challenges Across the Region
Financial contribution and employee volunteers advance the nonprofit’s mission of providing affordable homeownership opportunities

Escondido, CA — On October 28, 2023, Bank of America will present San Diego Habitat for Humanity with a financial contribution in the amount of $200,000 as part of its Neighborhood Builders program.

As the only nonprofit in the San Diego region building and selling homes exclusively for buyers earning low incomes, as a developer, general contractor and mortgage lender, San Diego Habitat is one of two nonprofits selected by Bank of America as a 2023 Neighborhood Builders® awardee.

The grant announcement coincides with San Diego Habitat’s volunteer build day, which will bring together over 20 Bank of America volunteers, to perform construction work on 10 homes in Escondido, California. San Diego Habitat broke ground on this construction site in May 2022 and is proud to partner with Bank of America in these efforts to help achieve housing stability for families throughout San Diego County.

WHAT: Media Availability | 8:00AM – 10:00AM
WHO: Kwofi Reed | President + CEO, San Diego Habitat for Humanity
Rick Bregman | President, Bank of America San Diego
Pam Gabriel | Market Executive, Bank of America
Bank of America Employee Volunteers
WHEN: Saturday, October 28, 2023 | 8:00AM – 9:00AM

8:00AM | Build Day volunteers gather
Welcome/Grant Announcement
Event Kickoff and Safety Training
9:00AM | Volunteers begin construction work

WHERE: 245 E El Norte Parkway, Escondido, CA 92026

Parking Instructions: No parking is allowed along El Norte Parkway, but is available onsite. Pull in to the active construction site to park along the driveway. Parking is also available around the corner on N. Ivy Street.

Linnea Marstrom, San Diego Habitat for Humanity, (619) 752-4218
Amy Zimmerman, A.Z. Communications, (858) 945-3263
Bank of America San Diego will present $200,000 Neighborhood Builders Grant to San Diego Habitat for Humanity. Additionally, Bank of America volunteers will be doing exterior painting, interior work, and building garden boxes for ten new homes currently under construction.

About San Diego Habitat for Humanity
People in our community partner with San Diego Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners build their homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. With our help, Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability, and independence they need to build a better life for themselves and their families.

Habitat for Humanity exists through volunteer labor and contributions of money, land, and materials, including purchases and donations to the ReStore, Habitat’s discount home improvement retail center. For more information, visit or call 619-283-HOME (4663).