Congratulations to local non-profits Proud Ground and Hands on Greater Portland, which were honored Wednesday night by Bank of America's Neighborhood Excellence Initiative.
Nick was proud to speak at the event, where these organizations' outstanding work was recognized with $200,000 in unrestricted grant funding.
Both of these organizations are great partners of the City, in particular with the Portland Housing Bureau.
For more than 10 years, Proud Ground has been connecting families with affordable homes by working with lenders, builders, and other partners - since 1999, they've helped over 100 families find homes.
Hands on Greater Portland connects willing volunteers with opportunities to serve. Over the past year, they've helped almost 18,000 people connect with ways to volunteer, publicized over 10,000 volunteer events, and organized volunteers for more than 250 organizations.
We also want to congratulate Community Warehouse's Roz Babener, who was honored as a "Local Hero" and will receive a $5,000 grant.