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BB&T’s annual Lighthouse Project serves homeless, displaced students

POSTED: August 6, 2012 8:34 p.m.
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BB&T’s Lighthouse Project provided the above school supplies for 96 displaced or homeless students in Effingham County.

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As part of BB&T’s fourth annual Lighthouse Project, the BB&T Rincon and Springfield branches chose to help the homeless and displaced school children in Effingham County. There are currently 96 such children in the county.


BB&T worked with Jackie Brown and Erin Woodcock to coordinate the effort and purchase the most-needed items.  The bank also partnered with Teach Right in Rincon to get the items at a discounted cost and purchased $1,700 in school supplies and uniforms.


BB&T associates have donated over 150,000 hours in volunteer service and affected the lives of over 5 million people as part of the BB&T Lighthouse Project, since its inception in 2009.  Associates overwhelmingly voted to bring back the initiative this year.


For more information about the Lighthouse Project, go to www.bbt.com/bbt/lighthouseproject/.

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