Miami Dolphins alumni Lousaka Polite and Mark Duper, along with Special Teams Driven by Chevy volunteers and Bank of America community volunteers partnered on Veterans Day for a Miami-Dade Rebuilding Together project at the home of U.S. Navy veteran Terrance Williams in the Richmond Heights neighborhood.
“Today’s event with Mr. Williams and his family is just one example of Bank of America’s commitment to connecting military men and women with the support they need to transition back into civilian life,” Bank of America Miami Market President Gene Schaefer said. “By providing access to financial education, wellness programs, recruiting and hiring events and home ownership, we’re making a difference for our U.S. military.”
Williams is a 36-year-old veteran who has lived in his Miami house for much of his life. He was born and raised in Miami and graduated from Carol City Senior High school. He joined the Navy in 1995, and worked as a cryptologic technician on the USS Pittsburgh and USS John C. Stennis. Additionally, Williams was in the reserves from 2002-2007. He is married to Danielle Williams and they have two sons that keep them very busy.
“Today is so heartwarming. Originally, this was my grandmother’s house. She passed away 13 years ago and I know she’s looking down. Words can’t even express what I want to say, but all great things. I’m just so thankful,” Williams said.
Today marks the first of several events the Miami Dolphins and Bank of America are partnering on during the month of November in effort to salute our military and veterans for their service. This Saturday November 14, the Dolphins and Bank of America will partner for a military care packaging event at Sun Life Stadium. This marks the fifth edition of this project with more than 4,000 soldiers annually receiving 1,000 care packages.
Additionally, on Nov. 22 Bank of America will sponsor the Salute to Service Cowboys-Dolphins game at Sun Life Stadium. As part of the partnership, Bank of America will give more than 60,000 rollabannas that say Go Dolphins and the hashtag #TroopThanks to attendees as part of the bank’s campaign to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. The Bank of America initiative aims to donate $1, up to $1 million, to Wounded Warrior Project for every social media post military service members using the hashtag #TroopThanks through a message, photo or video on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Wounded Warrior Project helps veterans transition back to civilian life.