A father and daughter team have stepped up to help the Boys & Girls Club.
Bobby Long and Bianca Long recently raised more than $4,500 for the non-profit.
They began collecting donations from family and friends after Bianca Long brought up the idea of making a donation a couple of weeks ago.
She decided that she wanted to help out when she saw on the news that essential workers were putting themselves at risk.
“I just wanted to give back and show my appreciation just for community and so we can all get out of this stronger,” the Colgan High School junior explained.
The funds raised are being used to provide $2,200 in scholarships as well as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) — 2,000 pairs of gloves, 1,200 masks, and six laser forehead thermometer checkers.
“We thought that would be significant with the emergency folks here at the Boys & Girls Club that that stuff could be utilized to make an impact here in our community,” said Bobby Long, who’s a board member for the Prince William County Boys & Girls Clubs.
He encouraged community members to consider ways they can make an impact.
“Everywhere from the doctors that perform surgeries and that are assisting in COVID to the grocery workers and the folks at Starbucks — everybody’s really making an impact and putting their lives at risk to ensure we can go on with our everyday lives,” Bobby Long added. “And so, look within yourself to see what you can do to assist.”
The Boys & Girls Club is seeking food providers and funding.
To donate or provide meals, email Senior Vice President of Operations for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington Jim Almond at email@example.com or email Senior Director Of Operations for the Virginia region of the Boys & Girls Clubs Of Greater Washington Nadia Pedersen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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