Bank Names Recipient of New 'Hundreds for Homes' Sponsorship
Rebuilding Together DC · Alexandria To Benefit from 2018-19 Program
Alexandria, VA – Burke & Herbert Bank has named Rebuilding Together DC · Alexandria this season's recipient of the Bank's "Hundreds for Homes" donation during the 2018-19 National Hockey League (NHL) season. Through this sponsorship with NBC Sports Washington, Burke & Herbert Bank will donate $100 for every goal scored by the Washington Capitals during the regular hockey season to Rebuilding Together DC · Alexandria. Plus, for every game during which the Capitals score a hat trick (three goals by one player) the Bank will add an additional $100. The "Hundreds for Homes" program marks the fourth year in a row that Burke & Herbert Bank has teamed up with NBC Sports Washington to raise awareness and direct funds to a worthy local non-profit.
Rebuilding Together DC · Alexandria is a non-profit organization that repairs and rebuilds homes free of cost for those in need, including the elderly, persons with disabilities, military veterans, and families with children. It also works to improve community spaces and schools that serve low-income neighborhoods in both the District of Columbia and Alexandria, Virginia.
"We are honored and delighted by the generosity of Burke & Herbert Bank and thrilled that Rebuilding Together DC · Alexandria was selected as this year's donation recipient," said Katharine Dixon, President and CEO. "In addition to the generous contribution from the Bank, we are excited about 'Hundreds for Homes' bringing more visibility to the important work we do – with the support of thousands of volunteers and partners – to provide safe and stable housing for hundreds of low-income residents in our community. All of us at Rebuilding Together DC · Alexandria will be rooting for the Caps and hoping for another high-scoring season," she added.
The Bank started its popular donation sponsorship in 2015, in partnership with NBC Sports Washington, to leverage the excitement of the hockey season and the enthusiasm of Capitals on-air announcers Joe Beninati and Craig Laughlin to help a deserving local charity. Under the moniker "Burke & Herbert Bank Scores for Kids," the Bank donated more than $25,000 in each of the last three years to Most Valuable Kids Inc. in 2016, Alice's Kids, Inc. in 2017, and Connect our Kids, Inc. in 2018.
"We are very excited to launch 'Hundreds for Homes' as the follow-up to our 'Scores for Kids' program and continue our partnership with NBC Sports Washington for a fourth year," said Terry Cole, Executive Vice President at Burke & Herbert Bank. "We look forward to providing a significant assist to Rebuilding Together DC · Alexandria and, in turn, to individuals throughout our community who otherwise may not be able to replace a broken furnace, leaking roof, faulty plumbing or make other needed home repairs." She added, "As a local community Bank, it is important to us to help our neighbors in need."
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.
Rebuilding Together DC · Alexandria is an award-winning, mission-driven organization that creates safe and healthy neighborhoods for residents by maintaining affordable housing for low-income homeowners, revitalizing community spaces, and creating homeownership opportunities. Since 1986, 28,000 volunteers have worked on more than 2,200 projects, leveraging $9 million worth of in-kind value to the area. Part of a national network with 130 affiliates, Rebuilding Together is changing lives: one home, one community at a time.