Bank Raises $2,600 for SCAN in Support of Child Abuse Prevention
B&HB Adds to Donations Made at Branches
Alexandria, VA, June 1, 2018 – Burke & Herbert Bank raised more than $2,600 for SCAN of Northern Virginia's child abuse prevention programs through its an annual coin drive at branches throughout the month of April – National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Visitors to the Bank's branches contributed more than $1,600 in cash. Burke & Herbert Bank then added to the total with a $1,000 grant.
"Burke & Herbert Bank is proud to support SCAN and its work to prevent child abuse in our community," said Terry Cole, Burke & Herbert Bank Executive Vice President. "It's heartwarming to see our customers and team members join together year after year to contribute to such a worthy cause. I'm so pleased to see such strong results continue after six years of partnership."
"Protecting children in our community is everyone's responsibility. More than 10,000 children were reported as abused or neglected in Northern Virginia alone just last year. Yet, we know how to make a difference. Supporting parents and protecting children from abuse and trauma are critical to setting up our next generation for success," said Sonia Quiñónez, SCAN's Executive Director. "That’s why SCAN is grateful for the generosity of partners like Burke & Herbert Bank, who help us raise awareness across Northern Virginia about the devastating consequences of child abuse and invest in programs that work right here in our own community."
Burke & Herbert Bank, established in 1852, is the oldest bank in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the oldest continuously operating bank in the Washington, D.C. area. The Bank offers a full range of personal and business banking products and services designed to meet customers' banking, borrowing, and investing needs. Burke & Herbert Bank is headquartered in Alexandria and operates 25 branches in Northern Virginia.
SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) of Northern Virginia is located in Alexandria. Its mission is to promote the well-being of children, improve parent-child relations and prevent child abuse and neglect by: educating the community about the scope, nature and consequences of child abuse and neglect and the importance of positive, nurturing parenting; providing direct parent education; and advocating for children in the community, the legislature and the courts. Visit scanva.org to learn more and to see how you can help.
Pictured above: Burke & Herbert Bank representatives present a $2,600 check for the 2018 Coin Drive to SCAN of Northern Virginia representatives at the Bank's historic Main Office. From left to right are: B&HB Vice President Jane Petty, SCAN Director of Development Sally Richards, B&HB Executive VP Terry Cole, Samantha Hagenow of SCAN, and B&HB Main Office Branch Manager Ann Marie Moore.