As beneficiary of this year’s Lighthouse Project, the VAC received a facelift of the exterior of their building with new decorative planters, benches, landscaping, a trash reciptical in the front of the building and tinting on the office windows, according to Stacy Long, VAC director.
“BB&T wanted to pick something an agency with the greatest impact on the greatest range of people. VAC was the all around best choice for BB&T,” said Lori Taylor from BB&T.
BB&T partnered with the local Home Depot who donated a new gutter system and installation to the project. Home Depot also furnished paint for the project to repaint the main office area at the VAC.
According to Long, Home Depot discounted and provided many of the other materials utilized by BB&T through-out the makeover project. This donation and discount of materials allowed BB&T to purchase $500 for the VAC Food Pantry, which is in desperate need of food, said Long.
This was not the first time the VAC had received this honor, the VAC also received BB&T’s Lighthouse Project in 2009 which was used for the creation of the Community Referral Center located in the VAC lobby.
“We greatly appreciate the continued community support we’ve received from both BB&T and Home Depot. Both Companies not only give back to the communities in which they operate, but they have created avenues for their employees to give back through volunteer programs and projects,” said Long.