The Light House and Local Partners Receive PPE Donation from Bank of America

Light House staff members Deangelo (left) and Antiwan (right) helped organize and distribute the Bank of America PPE donation boxes.

The Light House recently received a large donation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) from Bank of America, which will be used to keep our residents, staff, volunteers, local partners, and community safe.

For over 30 years, The Light House has served individuals and families who are impacted by homelessness and poverty. Since the start of the COVID-19 crisis, the number of community members we serve has increased by 40%. In an effort to help The Light House keep up with this dramatic increase in demand, Bank of America provided a large donation of masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer.

“The health and safety of our employees, clients and communities has remained our top priority throughout the pandemic,” said Janet Currie, Greater Maryland president for Bank of America. “The Light House reaches some of our most vulnerable and underserved communities every day. We’re grateful that through them, we’re able to provide support to our neighbors that may not have access to PPE.”

Bank of America delivered a total of 180,000 masks, 50,000 gloves, and 10 cases of hand sanitizer to The Light House. This donation will be used by Light House staff, residents, volunteers, and community clients. The Light House also distributed a portion of these much-needed supplies to local partners, including St. John’s College, Anne Arundel Community College, Anne Arundel Department of Health, Anne Arundel Emergency Volunteers, Sarah’s House, and Arundel House of Hope.

“The Light House has experienced a heartbreaking surge in neighbors seeking our services this past year,” stated Light House Executive Director, Jo Ann Mattson. “Keeping up with this increase has been a challenge, especially during a time when so many additional health and safety measures have needed to be implemented. Bank of America has been a committed supporter of The Light House for many years and this donation of PPE was extremely thoughtful and generous. Knowing that the work we do at The Light House is a community effort, they even went so far as to ask if our local partners might be in need as well. Keeping our staff, residents, and community clients safe is of utmost importance, and we are so grateful for this donation and our friends at Bank of America.”

St. John’s College Harrison Health Center Staff were deeply grateful for Bank of America’s generous donation of PPE.

Boxes of PPE were picked up from The Light House by Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) for their EMT/Paramedic and Physician Assistant Programs. AACC staff and students thank Bank of America for their generosity!

About Bank of America: 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.

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