Enthusiastic crews from BB&T;'s Madonna and Upper Crossroads branches worked tirelessly July 25 to plant new gardens at both the Jarrettsville and Fallston libraries as part of their annual Lighthouse Project.
BB&T;'s Lighthouse Project encourages employees to get outside of the office and give back, improving the communities they serve and making them better places to work and live. According to their website, during the first three years of BB&T;'s Lighthouse Project, employees nationwide have donated more than 150,000 volunteer hours to local charities and touched the lives of more than 5 million people in 25 states.
"It is easy to write a check. We like to get out into the community and meet the people we are helping," Teresa Lough, assistant vice president at BB&T;'s Upper Crossroads Branch and a volunteer for the project, said.
BB&T; generously donated the plants for the entire project, a bench for the Jarrettsville garden and volunteers for the effort.
"We are grateful for BB&T;'s support and advocacy and for their volunteer's hard work," Amber Shrodes, foundation director for Harford County Public Library, said. "We were honored to be selected for BB&T;'s Light House campaign this year and thrilled with the improvements."
"The new gardens at the Fallston and Jarrettsville library branches are beautiful and make a dramatic impact on the branches curb appeal," Library Director Mary Hastler said.