BB&T Lighthouse Project

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BB&T Lighthouse Project

Several BB&T associates in Greensboro, N.C., volunteered with "Out of the Garden Project" activities.  The mission of the Out of the Garden Project is to show tangible signs of love so that no children go to bed hungry.

Several BB&T associates in Greensboro, N.C., volunteered with “Out of the Garden Project” activities. The mission of the Out of the Garden Project is to show tangible signs of love so that no children go to bed hungry.

Why am I here? How do I fit in? Does what I do really matter? Most people ask themselves such questions at some point in their lives. At BB&T, associates have those same questions, but BB&T believes the answer is simple. We’re here to make a difference.

The BB&T Lighthouse Project gives associates an opportunity to live out the company’s mission of helping make local communities better places to live and work. BB&T does that by partnering with local nonprofit organizations to determine the best ways to assist the community. BB&T then works within its teams to make it happen, from buying necessary items to taking time away from the office to lend a helping hand.

Projects include supporting children and youth organizations, as well as assisting the elderly, transitional and community housing, homeless shelters, food banks, veteran services and much more.

Michelle Wise and Ashley Cully work with their team to support Augusta Regional Free Clinic in Staunton, V.A.  The mission of the clinic is to provide health care and related services to people and their families who are making a sincere effort to support themselves, but who do not have the means to pay for such services.

Michelle Wise and Ashley Cully work with their team to support Augusta Regional Free Clinic in Staunton, V.A. The mission of the clinic is to provide health care and related services to people and their families who are making a sincere effort to support themselves, but who do not have the means to pay for such services.

Since 2009, the BB&T Lighthouse Project has completed more than 7,700 local projects. Associates have given more than 385,000 volunteer hours and helped improve the lives of 11 million people.

So, what’s your talent? Why are you here? Can you read? Sew? Plant a garden? Do you have a smile or kind word for someone experiencing a hardship? Whatever you do, YOU can make a difference in someone’s life. You can Make it Happen!

Congratulations BB&T!