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UNION RESCUE MISSION RECEIVES $15,000 DOLLAR GRANT FROM BANK OF AMERICA TO HELP PEOPLE EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS
LOS ANGELES, CALIF. (June 2017) — – Union Rescue Mission (URM) announced today that it has received a $15,000 dollar grant from Bank of America to support the nonprofit’s programs and services geared toward people experiencing homelessness. The current Los Angeles Homeless Service Authority (LAHSA) report states that more than 58,000 people live on the streets in Los Angeles County, up by 23 percent from the last report. Due to this increase, URM is stepping up to serve 55 percent more people than usual.
We treasure the partnership that Bank of America has with Union Rescue Mission,” said Reverend Andy Bales CEO of Union Rescue Mission. “This grant will ensure we can continue to rescue more precious people from the streets of Los Angeles. Our city is in a crisis and partners like Bank of America are vital.”
“Bank of America is proud to team up with Union Rescue Mission to help alleviate the ever-growing homelessness problem in greater Los Angeles,” said Raul A. Anaya, Los Angeles market president, Bank of America. “Through partnerships like these, we’re able to address basic needs and help people regain their footing and create a path to financial and economic stability.”
Union Rescue Mission is among 70 nonprofits receiving funding to help underserved people in Los Angeles chart a path toward greater economic mobility by improving access to food, shelter, benefits, career readiness resources and financial resources for families.
About Union Rescue Mission
Union Rescue Mission is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving people experiencing homelessness. Established in 1891, URM is one of the largest rescue missions of its kind in the United States and is the oldest in Los Angeles. It provides a comprehensive array of emergency and long-term services, including food, shelter, clothing; medical and dental care; Christian recovery programs, transitional housing, legal assistance, education, counseling, and job training to needy men, women, children and families. For more information, please visit www.urm.org.
About Bank of America
At Bank of America, our focus on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors is critical to fulfilling our purpose of helping make people’s financial lives better. Our commitment to growing our business responsibly is embedded in every aspect of our company. It is demonstrated in the inclusive and supportive workplace we create for our employees, the responsible products and services we offer our customers, 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 advocate groups, such as community and environmental organizations, in order to bring together our collective networks and expertise to achieve greater impact. Learn more at, and connect with us on Twitter at @BofA_News.