Volunteers of America Chesapeake will honor Craig Pascal, senior vice president & community development specialist for BB&T, at its third annual Harvest for Hope event, held on October 20 at the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Conference Center in Arlington, Va., for his personal and professional contributions to the community.
Pascal is a fourth-generation Washingtonian with a strong commitment his community. With more than 14 years of banking experience, Pascal promotes BB&T’s activities in the areas of community development lending, investments and services benefiting low to moderate income persons and communities in the Washington, Maryland and Northern Virginia areas including $2.4 million recent loan in funds for Volunteers of America Chesapeake’s acquisition of eight Intermediate Care Facilities in Washington, DC.
This past spring, Volunteers of America Chesapeake was the site of the 2012 BB&T Lighthouse Project, renovating one of the homes in the nonprofit’s Prince George’s Mental Health Program. In addition, Pascal and members of BB&T’s team support outreach efforts in Arlington to make sure the most vulnerable of its citizens are not invisible.
The October 20 event will benefit Volunteers of America Chesapeake’s Residential Program Center located in Arlington and was created to raise funds and awareness for homeless and substance abuse recovery programs. The center provides three crucial services – non-medical detoxification, substance abuse recovery and homeless services for single adults – all under one roof.