As you know, during the month of September, Chesapeake Bank has been raising funds and supporting community initiatives across our service region. Last week, our Greater Williamsburg branches came out to the local United Way’s Day of Caring event. This weekend, it’s time for our Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula branches to shine.
The Gloucester-Mathews Free Clinic’s Capital Campaign was established in response to significant growth in service needs (which has grown by 480 percent since 2007). To help provide quality healthcare to all those who need it, the Free Clinic is raising $2.5 million to expand into a larger facility that will better serve our neighbors. Our Mathews, Hayes or Gloucester branches have been raising money all month, and there is still time to make your donation!
To celebrate our month of fundraising, our Gloucester branch will host a fund drive with WXGM-FM on hand for a live remote on Friday, September 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Come out and make a donation and you’ll be eligible for a raffle drawing for prizes and gift certificates graciously donated by many of our local business friends in the Gloucester area. Grab a free hot dog, chips and a drink, too.
As we’ve been doing all month in support of the Capital Campaign, Chesapeake Bank will match up to $5,000 in donations.
The forecast for this weekend couldn’t be better; working conditions are perfect for the Lancaster/Northumberland Habitat for Humanity’s Community Build Day on Saturday, September 21 at 8:00 a.m. Volunteers from across the community will be coming out to help with a home building project, where they will do everything from hanging sheet rock, to painting, to building decks.
For more information on how you can get involved with the Lancaster/Northumberland Habitat for Humanity, visit http://www.lnhabitat.org/.