Release date: 8/1/2017
STATESVILLE, NC – The staff of the Boone Branch of Carolina Farm Credit recently volunteered at the Children’s Hope Alliance in Banner Elk. Employees built and planted window boxes as well as planted flowers in existing window boxes.
“Special projects like this help us to emphasize the value of showing the children and families who come through our homes and services how much we care and respect them.” – Pangshua Riley, Development Officer, Children’s Hope Alliance
The Children’s Hope Alliance is the combined effort of Barium Springs and Grandfather Home for Children. Their goal is to serve children and families throughout North Carolina, and they work hard to provide a safe, healing journey for hurting children and families. Their services and programs are designed to give hope to clients by providing a safe home, healing their hurt, and encouraging a healthy start.
“Supporting our rural communities has been a part of Farm Credit since the very beginning, and projects like this are just another example of how Carolina Farm Credit gives back to the communities in which we work and live.” Vance Dalton, CEO, Carolina Farm Credit.
This community service project is part of a Carolina Farm Credit initiative implemented by Carolina Farm Credit’s Community Diversity and Inclusion Committee. Each branch location is being offered the chance to participate in community service projects throughout the year.
Carolina Farm Credit is a stockholder-owned cooperative providing financing to full and part-time farmers and agricultural-related businesses and also provides financing for the construction and purchase of homes in 54 counties through 32 branch offices. Other financial services available are credit life insurance, appraisal services, leasing programs and financial planning.
For 100 years Farm Credit has been supporting rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services.
Carolina Farm Credit serves over 10,000 members with loans outstanding totaling more than $1.4 billion. The association’s territory covers the western half of North Carolina, with branch offices located in Albemarle, Asheboro, Asheville, Boone, Browns Summit, Burnsville, Carthage, Concord, Conover, Ellerbe, Graham, Hendersonville, Jefferson, Lenoir, Lexington, Lincolnton, Monroe, Murphy, Pilot Mountain, Roxboro, Rural Hall, Salisbury, Shelby, Siler City, Sparta, Spindale, Statesville, Taylorsville, Waynesville, Wilkesboro, Yadkinville, and Yanceyville.
Directors for Carolina Farm Credit are L. Kim Starnes, Chairman, Salisbury; W. Rex Bell, Vice-Chairman, Statesville; John M. Barnard, Statesville; E. Bernard Beck, Seagrove; Mark A. Bray, Lawsonville; David M. Coltrane, Pleasant Garden; Susie J. Gambill, Sparta; Joseph A. Lail, Shelby; Clark M. Newlin, Haw River; Thomas E. Porter, Jr., Concord; Tony L. Ragan, Sanford; D. Kaleb Rathbone, Waynesville; Lewis E. Smith, Lincolnton; Vickie N. Smitherman, East Bend; Dr. Alton Thompson, Summerfield.
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