On Saturday morning, June 8, a new and improved sand volleyball court was dedicated at The Salvation Army’s Family Services location on Edison Avenue in Fort Myers. The inaugural game, The Salvation Army Crossroads versus BB&T-Oswald Trippe and Company went to five games with the BB&T-OTC team as the champions.
BB&T-OTC donated the new recreational amenity in conjunction with BB&T’s Lighthouse Project. The volleyball restructuring project included digging out the unused existing site, installing a perimeter barrier, adding eight tons of new sand and new poles, nets and balls.
Also included in The Salvation Army Lighthouse Project was the preparation of 120 hygiene kits. Each kit, prepared by BB&T-OTC volunteers, provided a selection of hygiene products including a bar of soap, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, toothbrush, toothpaste, razor, shaving cream and sunscreen. The kits were distributed to the homeless currently residing in Salvation Army shelters.
BB&T associates have donated more than 200,000 hours in volunteer service and affected the lives of more than six million people as part of the BB&T Lighthouse Project, since its inception in 2009. The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. www.salvationarmyleecounty.org.