Friday, September 12, 2014

Day of Caring at A Place for Girls

Eight volunteers from TowneBank gave a helping hand to Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast as part of Day of Caring, sponsored by United Way of South Hampton Roads. Organizations across the region are benefitted from this special day, held on Friday, September 12.

Volunteers spent the day at A Place for Girls, the headquarters and program center for the Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast located in Chesapeake. They put a fresh coat of paint on one of the picnic pavilions in The Outback, a nearly 9 acre nature area situated behind A Place for Girls. The pavilions are used by both Girl Scout members and visitors all year long as they enjoy the boardwalk that meanders through the tidal wetlands, a health and fitness trail, two boat docks for canoeing and kayaking on Bells Mill Creek and a 50 foot observation tower.

Barbara Tierney and Dee Kloskin
Among the volunteers was Barbara Tierney, retired senior vice president at TowneBank and Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast board member. This is the second year in a row that she and a team from TowneBank have worked with Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast for Day of Caring.

“I was a Girl Scout when I was growing up, and it certainly enhanced my life.” Tierney said. “It’s amazing to see the great things that girls are doing today, and I am glad that we can help make a difference for Girl Scouts.”

The annual United Way Day of Caring was established to promote volunteerism, as well as to raise awareness about organizations that are making a difference in the community. Each year, hundreds of volunteers from the business sector participate in Day of Caring and give service to non-profit organizations.

Thank you to all of the volunteers from TowneBank for making a difference at Girl Scouts!