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BB&T Lighthouse Project spruces up ARC’s Camp Baker in Chesterfield County

Green isn't just about the money.

BB&T Lighthouse Project spruces up ARC's Camp Baker in Chesterfield County

RICHMOND, Va. (June 28, 2012) For the third consecutive year, BB&T employees went out into their communities to take part in the BB&T Lighthouse Project, a company-wide community service effort held annually in May and June. BB&T employees are able to fulfill the Company's mission to make the communities we serve better places to live by lending a helping hand to those in need of hope and encouragement during this time of economic instability and insecurity.

For the second time in three years, BB&T's Commercial Lending Team in Richmond selected the Greater Richmond ARC for its 2012 Lighthouse Project. This year landscaping service was provided to ARC's CampBaker facility in Chesterfield County, Va. According to Doug Roth, BB&T Senior Vice President and Area Executive, We believe wholeheartedly in supporting the community. But we're not simply cutting checks; we believe in getting out, working together and participating in hands-on projects for worthy causes.

Do they mind getting their hands a little dirty in the process? Laughing, Roth answered, Not at all. This is why we like it so much.

Eighteen BB&T employees worked for two days sprucing up CampBaker with new Japanese Hollies, Hydrangeas, Hostas, Gardenias and ornamental grasses, first on June 22nd and finishing the project on June 28th. Hudgins Landscaping & Nursery of Moseley, Va., provided the plants and greenery at a discount, which were planted around CampBaker's Price House and the Camp's main lodge. The old shrubs and plants were not simply discarded, however; they were pulled up re-planted in areas around the camp that previously had no greenery.

We are very grateful for the hard work BB&T has put forth at CampBaker and are honored to once again be selected for BB&T's Lighthouse Project, said Quintin Mitchell, Vice President of Developmental Services at the Greater Richmond ARC. The staff and campers now have fresh, green landscaping to enhance the CampBaker experience.