Saturday, September 12, 2015

Day of Caring at A Place for Girls

Twenty-two volunteers from TowneBank branches across Hampton Roads gave a helping hand to Girl Scouts on September 11 as part of Day of Caring. This annual event is sponsored by the United Way of South Hampton Roads as a way to connect local volunteers to nonprofit organizations for a fun-filled day of hard work to build a stronger South Hampton Roads community.

Volunteers spent the day at A Place for Girls, the Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast regional program center and headquarters in Chesapeake. They worked in The Outback, a nearly nine-acre nature center behind A Place for Girls, to pull weeds and power wash the boardwalk. They also painted the handrails and applied a fresh coat of stain to the handicap ramps at The Lodge, a program annex building next to A Place for Girls.

This is the third year in a row that volunteers from TowneBank have selected to help Girl Scouts during Day of Caring. Day of Caring was established in 1991 to promote the spirit of volunteerism, increase awareness of local human service organizations and demonstrate how people working together for the common good can accomplish great things. Each year, hundreds of volunteers from the business sector participate in Day of Caring and give service to nonprofit organizations.

View more photos from the day here.