Raleigh, NC, December 02, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Passage Home, a nonprofit organization dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty in Wake County communities, has been awarded a 2015 Basic Human Services Grant from Bank of America. This grant is given to organizations that provide access to food, shelter and medical care, and other critical survival items for those in need.
One out of six Americans is at risk of hunger, and according to the 2014 Annual Social and Economic Supplement by the US Census Bureau, there are more than 45 million people, including 20 percent of children under 18, living in poverty. Many of these people are hardworking Americans who struggle with lower wages and an increasingly high cost of living. Passage Home and Bank of America works tirelessly to serve those affected by poverty and to make their burden just a little lighter. With this grant, Passage Home will be able to assist with housing, financial literacy, job training and work force development, education and life skills training. Within these categories, participants are provided with various housing and community services that are providing from within the organization.
“We are so grateful to have received this grant from Bank of America,” said Jeanne Tedrow, CEO of Passage Home. “At Passage Home, we are working hard to break the cycle of poverty, and this generous gesture will surely help us continue to do our best work to continue to impact our neighborhoods in need in Southeast Raleigh and Wake County.”
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Passage Home is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community action agency headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina. Founded in 1991, the organization fights poverty and homelessness in Wake County by developing people and places, and strengthening communities. Through its network of local corporations, congregations and community organizations, Passage Home focuses on two core services: family self-sufficiency (people) and economic development (places). The nonprofit also strives to improve the community it serves through giving program participants a hand up, not a handout. Passage Home relies on 29 full-time employees, 10 part-time employees and more than 500 volunteers to make its vision a success. For more information, visit http://passagehome.org.