Eighth Annual BB&T Lighthouse Project

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Eighth Annual BB&T Lighthouse Project

BB&T employees assist in transforming a room into a functioning food bank for Whole Man Ministries.

BB&T employees assist in transforming a room into a functioning food bank for Whole Man Ministries.

The BB&T Lighthouse Project continues to provide an opportunity to live out our mission of helping make our communities better places to live and work. Associates partner with local nonprofit organizations to determine the greatest needs in their communities. Teams receive funding in addition to time away from the office to lend a helping hand.

An Asset Resolution team from Winston-Salem, North Carolina chose to work with Whole Man Ministries, a grassroots organization whose mission is to contribute to the holistic development of people. Whole Man Ministries provides permanent housing to homeless veterans as well as a variety of other charitable services, such as a food pantry, clothes closet, homeless assistance program, and a jail and prison mentoring program.

The new food bank during its renivation, awaiting for the new doors and walls to be installed. A fresh coat of paint was then applied at the end of the project.

The new food bank during its renivation, awaiting for the new doors and walls to be installed. A fresh coat of paint was then applied at the end of the project.

Approximately 30 associates worked to clean and convert a room into a food bank by painting and installing shelves, tables and chairs. They also painted the outside of the Community Center, installed a new door, and freshened up the landscaping. With a much-needed food bank and revamped exterior, Whole Man Ministries has a fresh new look as it continues to welcome and support those in need.

“An investment in our community is one of the best investments we will ever make!” said Kelly King, BB&T Chairman and CEO. “Helping support our communities is immensely gratifying, and being able to do so is not an obligation, it’s a privilege.”

BB&T employees landscape the outside of the new food bank, planting fresh flowers and  shrubbery.

BB&T employees landscape the outside of the new food bank, planting fresh flowers and shrubbery.

This year BB&T associates are completing 1,200+ community projects like the one described above. These projects include supporting children and youth organizations, elder care, transitional and community housing, homeless shelters, food banks, healthcare, hygiene items, veteran services and many more. We encourage everyone to go out and make a difference in their community.

Congratulations BB&T!