Jericho Project, a leading nonprofit ending homelessness at its roots, was honored for its groundbreaking Veterans Initiative at Bat Day presented by Bank of America on Sunday, June 14, at Yankee Stadium.
At a pre-game ceremony on the field, Bank of America NYC President Jeff Barker presented Jericho Project with a $25,000 grant to the Jericho Project Veterans Initiative, serving more than 500 veterans in the New York area.
“We owe a debt of gratitude to our veterans, many of whom struggle with the transition back to civilian life,” Barker said. “Critical programs like the Jericho Project Veterans Initiative help get these brave men and women back on their feet.”
Jericho’s Veterans Initiative provides supportive and affordable housing options for homeless and low-income veterans, including two new state-of-the-art residences in the Bronx, Kingsbridge Terrace and Fordham Village, and a network of affordable apartments throughout New York City. Along with housing, Jericho’s individualized services for employment, education, and mental health enable veterans to regain their civilian lives with dignity.
“Jericho is grateful for Bank of America’s support in helping veterans to build the cornerstones of a fulfilling life – housing, employment, wellness and family stability,” said Tori Lyon, Jericho’s Executive Director.
Receiving the check on behalf of Jericho were Fredy Tello, Jericho Project’s Senior Director of Veterans Initiative and an Iraq veteran, and Craig Hinds, a U.S. Navy Iraq War veteran and resident at Kingsbridge Terrace.
About Jericho Project: Jericho Project is a nationally-acclaimed nonprofit ending homelessness at its roots for 30 years. Through supportive, affordable housing and customized services, Jericho enables 1,200 individuals and families, including over 500 veterans, to build the cornerstones of a fulfilling life: housing, employment, wellness and family stability. www.jerichoproject.org