VINELAND, N.J. (7/6/15)--Bay Atlantic FCU, Vineland, N.J., recently donated one of its former branches to the Boys & Girls Club of Vineland, which has been searching for a permanent home for more than 10 years (The Daily Exchange July 2).
And what better home for a Boys & Girls Club than a facility already dedicated to supporting the community?
“It is our intention to restore the chance for this facility to once again be an active location and, if possible, benefit the entire area,” said Gail Marino, Bay Atlantic FCU president/CEO.
The club serves roughly 500 students, but with a waiting list of 100 more, the new facility will allow the Boys & Girls Club to expand its teen services and serve even more of the community.
“After meeting with the executive director, Chris Volker, and two of their board members, we were highly impressed with their passion to make a difference in the lives of children in our community,” Marino said. “We also discovered they were being displaced as of June from their current location. The beauty of this story is that they needed a home and we have one to give.”