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Mission, bank team up to update beds at Project Hope

Jun. 26, 2013 @ 11:05 PM

HUNTINGTON -- Volunteers from BB&T are working with the Huntington City Mission to help improve the beds at Project Hope.

Volunteers from BB&T branches in Huntington, Pea Ridge and Fairfield helped replace 48 twin-size mattresses that are used by children at the mission-supported housing facility.

The initiative is part of a project called Project Angel, which is spearheaded by volunteer Shelley Harbour and also offers support with basic housing items such as plates, cups, bowls, trashcans, dishpans, cookware and silverware.

"We wanted to work with the Huntington City Mission because of what they offer and do each day in Huntington" BB&T Market President Spencer Murphy said in a release. "We're proud to team up with them and help in any way we can."

The BB&T volunteers are taking part in the company's fifth annual Lighthouse Project. The teams have each selected a project to assist a non-profit agency to complete during May or June to make a positive impact on the lives of people in need.

For more information, contact Theresa Cashion, coordinator of community relations and volunteer services at the mission, at 304-523-029, Ext. 320.