The Community Ministries of Rockville (CMR) recently hosted their annual “Volunteer Appreciation Event” on January 24. The event served as an official kickoff to a series of events CMR is hosting to celebrate 50 years of service to the community.
At the event, the Home Builders Care Foundation was presented with CMR’s Corporate Appreciation Award for its recent contributions including the collection of hundreds of toys for CMR clients through our annual Holiday Toy Drive, assisting CMR staff with an energy audit and assessment that they can then use for grant applications, and lastly, helping renovate two bathrooms at Jefferson House, which provides permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless men as they work towards self-sufficiency.
CMR’s mission to improve the quality of life for the most vulnerable of Montgomery County residents by providing basic services including housing, healthcare, homecare, education, and emergency assistance, with the goal of achieving and maintaining client self-sufficiency, and advocating on their behalf.
Home Builders Care is proud to work with CMR.
Representatives from Bank of America joined HBCFs HomeAid Washington chapter for a Care Day at Progress Place in downtown Silver Spring on January 6. The new Progress Place building is a beautiful new Montgomery County facility and open for one-stop assistance – with Shepherd’s Table providing hot meals and basic services and Interfaith Works providing case management, vocational training and housing services, including new permanent supportive housing units onsite.
The Bank of America helped furnish 21 new units at the Interfaith Works Residences. The new apartments will become home to 21 formerly homeless women over the next several weeks. The team’s Welcome Home Kits included household linens (sheets, blankets, pillows, towels, etc) and toiletries (shampoo, soap, toothpaste, etc) which will provide new residents – many of whom have been homeless for years – with the basic supplies to make their new homes cozy and comfortable.
The Care Day also included a financial literacy workshop led by Tanmika Hysmith, VP, Market Sales Manager at Bank of America. The bank offers excellent tips on managing your money as well as other learning modules at https://www.bankofamerica.com/deposits/managing-your-money.go. Thanks for the great day Bank of America!