Fountain Inn – Generations Group Home has received an additional $5,000 in funding as a BB&T Lighthouse Project Spirit Award recipient. Generations Group Home teamed up with volunteers from BB&T to help beautify the Generations campus.
Associates from BB&T’s Upstate Corporate Center in Mauldin volunteered their time to help complete landscaping on the almost 30 acre property which included spreading mulch, weeding, cutting grass and enabling Generations with the funds to install 3 much needed sidewalks. BB&T associates went back on another day and sponspored a Star Party for the boys where dinner was catered for them as well as played fun games and fellowshiped with them.
The BB&T Lighthouse Project is a community service effort celebrating 11 years of service during 2019. Associates partner with local nonprofits to make a meaningful difference in the lives of others. Project ideas are submitted by associates based on the overall needs of the community. Approved projects receive funding and time away from the office to complete the hands-on outreach. At the close of each year’s campaign, six exceptional projects are identified as Spirit Award recipients for going above and beyond to meet the needs of the community. Those chosen receive an additional $5,000 donation to further support the great work they do on a daily basis in the community. Three Spirit Awards are chosen by the online community vote and three are chosen by BB&T's Executive Management team.
Brian Clark, Executive Director of Generation’s commented, “The generosity of BB&T is overwhelming. We can’t express how much we appreciate their partnership and support of the boy’s here at Generations!”
Generations Group Home and BB&T encourage everyone to find ways to give back to deserving nonprofit organizations in their communities. To volunteer with Generations Group Home, contact Pat Wilbanks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Our team was so honored to work alongside the people at Generations,” said Jennifer Fordyce, Mortgage Lending Change and Control Manager. “They do such important work in our community. We’re even more excited that they’ve been chosen as a Spirit Award recipient and can receive additional funding from BB&T.”
Since the inception of the BB&T Lighthouse Project in 2009, BB&T associates have completed more than 12,000 community service projects, donated more than 700,000 hours in volunteer service and touched the lives of more than 18 million people. For more information about the Lighthouse Project, go to BBT.com/about-us/community/lighthouse-project.page.
About Generations Group Home
Generations Group Home is the only group home in the state of South Carolina that helps boys that are victims of sexual abuse. Created in 1991, the founder’s goal was to help break the cycle of abuse and assist troubled children by creating a home-like setting offering specialized services for boys struggling with sexually abusive behaviors. In 1998, the Bridges campus opened and in 2011, a third campus, Pathways, opened which serves children unable to function in their community, or in a group home setting, due to complex needs. Today Generations Group Home can serve up to 76 children. To date, Generations has helped over 1200 boys transform their lives. With a success rate of around 98%, and provide a unique environment troubled children need for a true second chance.
BB&T is one of the largest financial services holding companies in the U.S. with $227.7 billion in assets and market capitalization of approximately $35.6 billion, as of March 31, 2019. Building on a long tradition of excellence in community banking, BB&T offers a wide range of financial services including retail and commercial banking, investments, insurance, wealth management, asset management, mortgage, corporate banking, capital markets and specialized lending. Based in Winston-Salem, N.C., BB&T operates more than 1,800 financial centers in 15 states and Washington, D.C. and is recognized consistently for outstanding client service by Greenwich Associates for small business and middle market banking. More information about BB&T and its full line of products and services is available at BBT.com.
For more information about or to register for the Generations’ Transforming Lives Luncheon, visit http://generationsgroup.com/help/events/
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