NeighborWorks® Housing Solutions (NHS; www.nhsmass.org), the leading housing service provider in southern Massachusetts, is using a $25,000 donation from the Wells Fargo Foundation to expand program activities and services for the 20,000 households served by NHS.
Additionally, in collaboration with Wells Fargo’s Welcome Home campaign, a portion of this donation was used to add an adaptive swing to a newly constructed playground at the Copley Gardens development in Rockland. This addition will make this playground accessible for all children, regardless of ability, living in the newly renovated apartment building. The new playground is one of the highlights of the newly renovated Copley Gardens, an 83-unit multifamily apartment complex in the NeighborWorks Housing Solutions housing portfolio.
During the Welcome Home campaign, Wells Fargo volunteers across its global footprint will participate in more than 100 projects that create more affordable and sustainable homes and communities. The playground was a much needed addition to the property, and now provides a safe place for children to play, and for parents to relax.
“All kids need a safe place to play and just be a kid. When we heard that this playground needed adaptive equipment, we knew this was something we could do,” said Terence Floyd, Vice President of Social Impact for Wells Fargo New England. “We are happy to partner with NHS and appreciate having the opportunity to be part of this project that changes lives for 83 families.”
The newly completed Copley Gardens renovations feature new exterior siding, new windows, upgraded common areas, masonry repointing, major plumbing repairs, and electrical upgrades. Five units were modified to meet accessibility requirements and the fire alarm protection system was replaced and upgraded.
“We appreciate this generous donation from Wells Fargo and their commitment to the communities being served by NHS and the many other nonprofits that partner with them,” said Robert Corley, CEO of NeighborWorks Housing Solutions. “Their commitment to their Welcome Home campaign is a natural fit for the work we are doing locally.”