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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY -
The check which Jim McDonough, manager of Bank of America Banking Center presented to Indian River Habitat for Humanity had extra special meaning because one of the bank's most highly regarded employees will soon begin work on her own Habitat home.
Mr. McDonough and April Lesperance, assistant manager joined Andy Bowler, Habitat CEO, and Robin Benjouali, grant coordinator, at Habitat's Burnham Center offices Aug. 30. Also present was Jessica Ribera, BOA teller, and her daughters, Mariah, 13, and Dalylah, 5. Ms. Ribera has completed her sweat equity requirement and is looking forward, with great anticipation, to the start of construction on her own Habitat home.
"The Bank of America Charitable Foundation is dedicated to providing opportunity for all in its commitment to our communities," said Mr. McDonough.
"Providing support to organizations like Habitat for Humanity, which provides opportunity and improves the quality of life in our community, is key to our strategy to build capacities that truly make a difference. Thank you for your valuable work."
The bank expects to gather a team of employees to join Ms. Ribera on the jobsite when her home construction gets under way around Oct. 1.
For more information, call (772) 562-9860 or visit www.irchabitat.org.