CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - A team of Bank of America employees is getting their hands dirty to help Habitat for Humanity build homes in Charlottesville.

Bank of America donated $15,000 to the nonprofit's Pathways to Housing program early Wednesday, October 9. The program empowers low-income families to achieve economic stability through owning a home.

A dozen bank employees also helped install siding on 10 affordable homes in Habitat's Harmony Ridge neighborhood, located off of 5th Street.

"So many of us as employees want to make a difference in our community, we want the power to make a difference, and how can you do that anymore than getting your hands dirty,” said Linda Stanley, market president for Charlottesville

"All of our homes are built on volunteer labor, and so without these kinds of donations and contributions of labor to our work we wouldn't be able to accomplish our mission in the community," said Janette Kawachi, chief partnership officer with Habitat for Humanity.

Ten families will move into these homes in Harmony Ridge early next year.