A home for Mother’s Day

Nov 19, 2014

Denzila Watts, a single mother of three daughters, was struggling to find steady employment and permanent housing. Her goal of stabilizing her family through homeownership led her to Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas and Bank of America. The bank donated a vacant property, supplied volunteers for critical renovations and provided an additional $20,000 in funding for landscaping, paint, flooring and damage repair. In return, Watts put in 300 hours of “sweat equity,” helping to build the house that would become a home for her family. She was handed the keys on Mother’s Day.

Watts’ home is the 11th property in Southern Nevada donated by Bank of America to Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas. “The support of Bank of America helps us revitalize and transform neighborhoods into vibrant communities,” said Meg Delor, executive director of Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas. “With this fundamental partnership, we can provide families with a strong and stable foundation for continued success.”

The donations are part of a national partnership with Habitat for Humanity International, through which Bank of America is donating up to 2,000 vacant properties nationwide for renovation or reconstruction over a three-year span. Bank employees contribute more than 30,000 volunteer hours annually to help rehabilitate and build homes for people in need.


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With this fundamental partnership, we can provide families with a strong and stable foundation for continued success.

Meg Delor
Habitat for Humanity Las Vegas