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Bank of America Provides 54,000 Face Masks to Underserved Communities in the Treasure Coast


FORT PIERCE, Fla.– In communities across the country, Bank of America has been working with local partners to provide resources to vulnerable and underserved communities hardest hit by the coronavirus. Florida experienced a surge in the number of coronavirus cases this summer and across the Treasure Coast, Bank of America is partnering with Mustard Seed Ministries, Sarah’s Kitchen, SafeSpace, Hibiscus Children’s Center and Project LIFT to provide personal protective equipment, specifically 54,000 masks.

This donation is part of a nationwide effort by Bank of America to immediately distribute millions of PPE masks to communities disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus, including communities of color, and is connected to its $1 billion, four-year commitment of additional support to help local communities address economic and racial inequality accelerated by a global pandemic. This is in addition to the four million masks the company donated earlier this year in cities across the country.

“The health and safety of our employees, clients and communities remain our top priority during this health and humanitarian crisis,” said Doug Sherman, Treasure Coast market president for Bank of America. “One of the ways we continue to support our community is by working with local partners to identify and deliver PPE masks to the most vulnerable populations, such as to neighborhoods with low-to moderate-income families unable to acquire proper masks as well as organizations that provide  mental health counseling, support victims of abuse and distribute food to those in need.”

Below is more information about how the 54,000 masks will be distributed in the Treasure Coast.

  • 20,000 masks to Mustard Seed Ministries, which will help keep employees and volunteers safe during outreach efforts, such as food distribution.

  • 10,000 masks to Sarah’s Kitchen to help protect staff and volunteers as they provide nutritious meals to those in the community who are struggling financially.

  • 10,000 masks to SafeSpace, for staff to continue serving victims of domestic abuse.

  • 8,000 masks to Hibiscus Children’s Center, helping personnel safely provide shelter for children who are abused, abandoned and neglected.

  • 6,000 masks to Project LIFT to assist the organization’s mission of improving the lives of at-risk teens and their families.

For more information on the bank’s support of employees, clients and communities during this time, see the latest updates here.

Bank of America Environmental, Social, and Governance Approach

At Bank of America, we’re guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better, through the power of every connection. We’re delivering on this through responsible growth with a focus on our environmental, social and governance (ESG) leadership. ESG is embedded across our eight lines of business and reflects how we help fuel the global economy, build trust and credibility, and represent a company that people want to work for, invest in and do business with. It’s demonstrated in the inclusive and supportive workplace we create for our employees, the responsible products and services we offer our clients, and the impact we make around the world in helping local economies thrive. An important part of this work is forming strong partnerships with nonprofits and advocacy groups, such as community, consumer and environmental organizations, to bring together our collective networks and expertise to achieve greater impact.

For more Bank of America news, including dividend announcements and other important information, visit the Bank of America newsroom and register for news email alerts.

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