KITH receives $10,000 grant

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Thanks to the generosity of the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, the Master Builders Care Foundation is able to support Kirkland Interfaith Transitions in Housing (KITH) with a special $10,000 grant.

The Master Builders Care Foundation grant will support a renovation at KITH’s Salisbury Court. The Care Foundation’s HomeAid program is restoring one of the four-plexes at the site. Local homebuilder Murray Franklyn is leading the project, involving its employees and trades partners.

The grant, plus in-kind contributions, will reduce KITH’s out-of-pocket expenses by 95 percent. Craig Krueger, president of the Master Builders Care Foundation explained, “We’re very proud to have facilitated this partnership.”

Bank of America has long been a supporter of HomeAid, both locally and nationally. This particular funding comes from the bank’s recent Affordable Housing and Community Development grant making efforts, which recently awarded $200,000 to area nonprofits that are providing innovative housing solutions to address these critical need throughout Puget Sound.

“Our goal is to work with HomeAid, the Master Builders Care Foundation and KITH to support, build and maintain housing where homeless families and individuals can rebuild their lives and we’re helping to improve the overall vitality of our community,” stated Tom Witte, senior vice president with Bank of America’s Home Builder Division and Master Builders Care Foundation board member.

Jan Dickerman, executive director of KITH, couldn’t be more pleased. “The Master Builders Care Foundation and Bank of America have gone way beyond our expectations. Resources have been brought together that will significantly upgrade apartments Salisbury Court. Our families are extremely grateful to them.”

The renovation is expected was completed in mid-October.


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