Read about the amazing transformations in our neighborhood completed by Eight Days of Hope and their team of volunteers!
Exploring our neighborhood since Eight Days of Hope joined us last week has been so surreal! We have seen so many incredible transformations throughout our community. The volunteers were able to serve 375 families-what an amazing experience! We are so grateful to the Eight Days of Hope team and the 1,500 volunteers from 33 states and 3 countries that changed the lives of so many people through their efforts.
Over $750,000 of work was completed at no cost to the families, what a stunning undertaking! The tasks included 17 roofing projects, 15 houses received new windows, 20 homes were painted, 125 families had carpentry, plumbing, electrical, gutters installed, concrete or another types of home repair.
Many of the families impacted by these efforts were our very own Buffalo Promise Neighborhood families and community members. One especially notable community member is Ms. Doris. She is a veteran who served over 29 years, and a widow. It’s difficult to think of anyone more deserving of a home renovation! Check out the before and after photos of the unbelievable transformation.
The work completed by the volunteers has far exceeded all our dreams and expectations. We are beyond grateful, words just cannot express our appreciation. THANK YOU to Eight Days of Hope, the volunteers, M&T Bank and all of the sponsors who made this a possibility!
Buffalo Promise Neighborhood is a long-term collaboration between M&T Bank and its community to empower schools, students, and families. We understand that learning and opportunity are intrinsically connected, and that success is most meaningful when its shared by everyone.