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Eight Days of Hope Buffalo & KeyBank team up to help Masten District

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Thu, May 27th 2021 09:25 pm

Eight Days of Hope (EDOH), in partnership with KeyBank, will host its second annual EDOH Buffalo outreach from July 17-24, providing free home repairs on hundreds of homes in the Masten District.

EDOH Buffalo occurs once a year in a different district of Buffalo to help bring hope to those whose homes need repair. This year, the eight-day event will bring over 1,500 volunteers from around the country to help those in the Masten District with home improvements such as painting, porch repair, roofing, carpentry and landscaping.

“Our last EDOH Buffalo outreach was truly fulfilling, especially because we were able to impact so many people in this wonderful city that I am proud to call home. This year, we are excited to be back serving the Masten District. We can’t wait to bless this community,” said Stephen Tybor, III, EDOH president and CEO.

In 2019, EDOH Buffalo worked on 375 homes in the University District with the help of 1,500 volunteers from 32 states and many local and national partners. This year, EDOH is excited to partner with KeyBank.

“From the opening of Northland Workforce Training Center to recent expansion at Erie County Medical Center and the opening of KeyBank’s East Delavan branch, there are so many transformative things happening in Buffalo’s Masten District and on the east side,” said Kawanza Humphrey, corporate responsibility officer for KeyBank in Buffalo. “We are proud to partner with Eight Days of Hope and bring the revitalization happening across the east side to our neighbors in the Masten District.”

EDOH is headquartered in Tupelo, Mississippi, with a northeastern satellite in Buffalo and a midwestern satellite in Cedar Rapids, Ohio. While the nonprofit primarily serves those impacted by natural disaster, EDOH strives to give back to the communities it calls home, like Buffalo.

Except for a small staff, Eight Days of Hope is an all-volunteer organization. It serves all people regardless of race, gender, religion or ethnicity. Visit www.eightdaysofhope.com for more information, to provide financial support, or to volunteer.

KeyCorp is one of the nation's largest bank-based financial services companies, with assets of approximately $176.2 billion on March 31. For more information, visit https://www.key.com/.

Founded in 1998, the First Niagara Foundation will carry out the philanthropic legacy of First Niagara Bank, which was acquired by KeyCorp in 2016. The foundation, in partnership with KeyBank, supports not-for-profit organizations dedicated to empowering individuals and neighborhoods primarily in Western New York.

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