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NCLR, Bank of America Join Habitat for Humanity to Build Homes for Local Orlando Families

Scores of volunteers to help local families realize the dream of homeownership

July 19, 2016

Camila Gallardo

NCLR Press Office in Orlando:
(407) 685-5407
West Concourse, W230A

ORLANDO, Fla.—On Friday, July 22, NCLR (National Council of La Raza) and Bank of America staff and volunteers will kick off the 2016 Annual Conference with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando to assist in the homebuilding process for deserving families in the Butler’s Preserve neighborhood. The effort is part of a Habitat for Humanity project to build a community of 59 affordable homes in the Malibu Groves area that has been blighted for more than 20 years. Butler’s Preserve homes will feature a multitude of energy-efficient features and will be Florida Green Building Coalition–certified.

The volunteer effort has been an integral part of NCLR’s Annual Conference for the past four years. Through its partnership with Bank of America, NCLR has been able to contribute to the work of local groups within its Conference host city.

Media are welcome to attend (great photo opportunity!) and, if interested, should contact Camila Gallardo at or (305) 215-4259.

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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando, Bank of America, NCLR 




NCLR, Bank of America join Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando to build homes for deserving local families




Friday, July 22, 2016


8:30–8:45 a.m.




• Catherine Steck McManus, President and CEO, Heartland Habitat for Humanity


• Victor Rivera, Market Executive for Central Florida Business Banking Team, Bank of America 


•  Peggy McLeod, Deputy Vice President, Education and Workforce Development, NCLR


8:45–11:45 a.m.              Volunteers participate in homebuilding process


11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.   Lunch break 


12:15–1:15 p.m.              Final push to complete projects


1:15–1:30 p.m.                Closing remarks and thank you to volunteers 




644 Willie Mays Parkway


Orlando, FL 32808


Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization whose vision is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founding on the conviction that every man, woman, and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action for all.

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