BB&T Lighthouse Projects and Testimonials

Ronald McDonald House

The Ronald McDonald House provides a home away from home for families of children receiving medical care at the local hospital. The BB&T Executive Management team worked closely with the Ronald McDonald House staff in Winston-Salem, NC, to complete a variety of projects.

USO/Wounded Warrior Project

BB&T Team: Community Bank, Norfolk, VA
In appreciation of the men and women who sacrifice so much for our country, this team renovated a courtyard at the USO Hampton Roads facility creating a peaceful space for service members waiting medical treatment or returning from/preparing for deployment.

CareNet Counseling

BB&T Team: Brand and Communications Strategy, Winston-Salem, NC
CareNet seeks to improve the health of the mind, body and community through faith-integrated counseling, research and education. This BB&T team supported CareNet by making upgrades to the parking lot, designing and installing signage, renovating the bathroom and brightening the picnic area.

The Therapy Place

BB&T Team: Insurance Services, Columbia, SC
The Therapy Place provides instructional and rehabilitative services to children with wide-ranging special needs. This team helped with a renovation including installing carpet, molding and a new storm door. They painted a mural in the lobby and improved the landscape by planting bushes and flowers, and spreading mulch.

Hope Center/One Parent Scholar House

BB&T Team: Community Bank, Lexington, KY
The One Parent Scholar House, run by the Hope Center, helps single parents earn a college degree by providing affordable housing and on-site care for their families. This team painted, landscaped and refurbished the shelter. They tilled and planted the garden that helps feed their homeless clients.

Broward County ChildNet

BB&T Team: Community Bank, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
ChildNet is a nonprofit agency protecting abused, abandoned and neglected children. This team helped furnish several rooms with desks, chairs and sofas. They decorated and painted murals of popular children’s stories on the walls of seven visitation rooms.

One Heart for Women and Children

BB&T Team: Retirement and Institutional Services, Greensboro, NC
BB&T teams from the Central Florida region joined forces to paint and reorganize rooms at One Heart for Women and Children, including the thrift store where clients volunteer and earn vouchers to spend at the store.

Testimonials from the Nonprofits

The BB&T Insurance office supported Operation R&R, a program that enables military families to rest and reconnect after deployments.

“What you all have done for us was wonderful, and I am so happy knowing Marines and their families will continue to benefit from this program. The lives of active duty members and their families can be quite stressful, and having a week to relax, reconnect and recharge is so necessary to keep the family unit strong. Much thanks to you and all your contributing members for the wonderful food, beautiful accommodations and the great experience we had.”
- Gunnery Sgt. Rodney Harris, Alicia Harris and RJ Harris, Hilton Head, SC

More than 80 BB&T associates were trained as certified WHALE Tales instructors to teach safe swimming behavior in and around the water to area children.

“We are appreciative of BB&T and its associates. Because of their generosity, we will be better positioned to educate families and prevent water-related injuries and deaths in the Lowcountry.”
- Louise Welch, regional director of the American Red Cross, Carolina Lowcountry Chapter, Charleston, SC

BB&T associates helped renovate the daycare center by installing laminate flooring, staining a deck, setting up a nursery, replacing shutters, painting and cleaning.

“We are privileged to receive such generosity in financial resources and volunteer time. Not only will this help improve the looks of our day center, but it will allow us to have a wonderful nursery and a computer room that will greatly assist the families we serve.”
- Debbie Butner, executive director of Family Promise of Forsyth County, Kernersville, NC

BB&T Insurance associates organized area food drives, sorted food donations, labeled donations for area food pantries and stocked shelves at the warehouse.

“We want to thank BB&T Insurance for their generous donation. We are facing a decline in local donations and a sizeable increase in people in need of food assistance. We are serving approximately 6,000 additional people a month compared to previous years. This food will really help us in our mission to feed the less fortunate in our area.”
- Larry Logan, executive director of the United Way Community Food Bank, Birmingham, AL

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