During the month of September, Chesapeake Bank participated in service projects across the region. Here is a summary of our efforts and an update on the non-profits who worked with us over the course of the month.
Gloucester-Mathews Free Clinic
Through community donations, bake sales, fund drives and radio promotions, our Mathews, Gloucester and Hayes branches raised almost $7,000 for the Gloucester-Mathews Free Clinic’s Capital Campaign. Chesapeake Bank will be matching the entire amount raised from our three branches.
“A huge thank you to all of the Chesapeake Bank family for its efforts,” said Babs Zuhowski, associate director of development & marketing for the Gloucester-Mathews Free Clinic. “You have helped us give a hand up; not a hand out to our patients by building them an incredible new facility.” With the funds raised by Chesapeake Bank, including the full match, the current balance of the GMFC’s Capital Campaign is $1,021,024.
Lancaster/Northumberland Habitat for Humanity Build Day
Dozens of volunteers came out to hang sheet rock, put up siding and build a porch for one of the Habitat’s home building projects.
There is still work to be done to the inside of the home, but Habitat for Humanity hopes that the home recipient will be moved in by late December.
United Way of Greater Williamsburg Day of Caring
This year’s Day of Caring event brought out over 500 volunteers, making this the largest Day of Caring for the Greater Williamsburg United Way on record.
This year, projects included landscaping for senior citizens identified through Faith in Action and Meals on Wheels, completing grounds maintenance for Avalon (a local shelter that supports abused women and their children) and repairing and mulching the playground at Child Development Resources (a nonprofit agency that helps babies and toddlers with disabilities or developmental delays).