Old Point National Bank shows up FOR KIDS!

Old Point National Bank is one of the leading supporters for FOR KIDS live art auction and benefit dinner, which helped raise over $900,000 last Saturday evening, March 25th, 2017.

ForKids was born in Norfolk's Ocean View neighborhood almost 30 years ago when parishioners at Holy Trinity Catholic Church discovered families coming to their food pantry were sleeping on church grounds and local beaches. Holy Trinity partnered with 12 other Ocean View churches to found "Homeless Haven," incorporated in the City of Norfolk on May 16, 1988. The agency's sole program, "an emergency shelter facility which will serve the homeless," called Haven House, opened the very next year on D View Avenue and still provides assistance for over 200 people each year.

Today, ForKids is one of the largest providers for homeless families in Virginia, touching over 37,000 lives annually through its holistic housing programs and extended services for families.

With a mission of breaking the cycle of homelessness and poverty for families and children, ForKids is more than a safety net. Our full spectrum service model simultaneously identifies the compound root causes of each family's homelessness and improves mental health, education, employment and personal obstacles with supportive services culminating in self-reliant families with permanent housing.

Also, VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads has recently announced that our local community bank Old Point National Bank, Robert F. Shuford, Sr. , Chairman of the Board, President & CEO of Old Point Financial Corporation and Robert F. Shuford, Jr., President & CEO will be recognized as Corporate Excellence Award honorees at this year's Hampton Roads VOLUNTEER Achievement Awards.

The Corporate Excellence Award will honor father and son who together have inspired a culture of giving back to their local community through their employee volunteer program at Old Point National Bank. Old Point supports more than 300 Hampton Roads charitable organizations and their employees pride themselves on creating a better community through philanthropy and volunteerism.

Old Point National Bank representatives pictured left to right.
VP, Private Banking Christie Russ, Norfolk, VA
VP Private Banking Melanie Wynkoop, Williamsburg, VA
SVP & Executive Board member with FOR KIDS Laura Calvert.

For more information on FOR KIDS organization, or how you can help, please visit www.forkidsva.org

Thank you to Old Point National Bank for their passion and dedicated community leaders who work to build prudent relationships in our local communities!

LOCAL MATTERS TO US | OLD POINT NATIONAL BANK, member FDIC

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