Boys & Girls Club of Nash/Edgecombe Counties Celebrates Grand Reopening

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Support from Community Donors Gives Local Kids A Brighter Future

Donors, board members and Club members celebrated the Boys & Girls Club of Nash/Edgecombe Counties  grand reopening on September 5, 2013.

Donors, board members and Club members celebrated the Boys & Girls Club of Nash/Edgecombe Counties grand reopening on September 5, 2013. Honors were given to those who contributed.

“Without each of these kind donations, our service to local families and the community was limited. We would not have been able to grow our offerings and reach our potential as a community organization." - Ron Green

The Boys & Girls Club of Nash/Edgecombe Counties, Lucy Ann Boddie Brewer Unit celebrated the generosity of four organizations last Thursday, September 5. The Club hosted a grand reopening event to thank those who donated services and funds to revitalize the Club. This generosity helped save the program used by more than 750 area young people. It will also allow the club to operate debt-free moving forward.

The donated renovations include a roof from the Boddie Family, new gym floor from Lowes Foundation Making Dreams Program and facility make-over from Cummins Rocky Mount Engine Plant. Goodwill Community Foundation® also donated $140,000 to provide an infusion of cash to place the organization on a sound financial footing for service to children.

“Without each of these kind donations, our service to local families and the community was limited. With aging resources and financial binds we would not have been able to grow our offerings and reach our potential as a community organization,” says Ron Green, Boys & Girls Club of Nash/Edgecombe Counties chief professional officer. “This group of people are truly invested in the futures of our young people. They believe in our mission and they’ve shown it through these generous gifts.”

“The Boys & Girls Club of Nash/Edgecombe County gives children a chance and, from our perspective, that needs to continue. The mission of GCF® is to create opportunities for a better life and that’s exactly what Ron Green and his team are doing,” says Reverend Dennis McLain, GCF® president. “The Club is now positioned to empower children with the knowledge and resources to better their life and we’re proud to be able to help in that cause.”

The facilities and programs at the Boys & Girls Club of Nash/Edgecombe Counties will continue to provide services that help children develop self-esteem, values and life skills during critical periods of growth and development. This helps young people better reach their full potential as positive and productive citizens. The local young people and their families who benefit from the services offered by the Club rely on this support. Without the assistance, the Club was in danger of losing programs and resources necessary to support the future citizens of our communities.

ABOUT BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF NASH/EDGECOMBE COUNTIES
Boys & Girls Clubs of Nash/Edgecombe Counties has an impressive history which began over 43 years ago with the establishment of the Boys Club in Rocky Mount, NC. The organization has since grown to serve thousands of young people between the ages of 5-18 in three locations.

Today, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Nash/Edgecombe Counties has become one of the leading youth service organizations in the country. The Club provides a world class experience that assures success is in the reach of every club member, with each on track to graduate from high school with a plan for the future, demonstrating good character and citizenship, and living a healthy lifestyle. For more information on the programs and services offered by the Boys & Girls Club of Nash/Edgecombe Counties, please visit http://www.bgcnec.org/.

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