A Partnership to Extend Humanitarian Assistance to People in Crisis
BB&T is among the nation's leading financial institutions – and a good corporate citizen where it does business in the Carolinas, Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky, Georgia, Tennessee, Maryland, Florida, Alabama, Indiana, Texas and Washington, D.C.
The company is also among Project HOPE’s major partners, providing generous disaster response and humanitarian assistance funding. Following two of the largest natural disasters in the past 18 months – the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan – BB&T responded quickly with substantial grants that allowed HOPE to provide needed assistance. In Haiti, this support enabled HOPE to send over $50 million worth of donated medicines and supplies, recruit and dispatch more than 200 medical volunteers, and implement long-term recovery programs that continue today. In Japan, BB&T funding is supporting HOPE volunteer doctors and nurses, who are providing care in temporary shelters and clinics within the affected area.
BB&T has also supported Project HOPE’s humanitarian partnership with the U.S. Navy, which since 2005 has deployed over 1,000 HOPE medical volunteers to participate in 22 missions, providing health care to more than 550,000 people around the world. Since 2008, the company’s generous support for HOPE’s special events has allowed Project HOPE to save lives and extend the benefits of good health to millions. These include support of the June 7, 2011, Gala in New York City, which will raise funds for our global humanitarian initiatives .
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