This week the Atlantic Coast Pipeline Community Investment Program awarded a $10,000 grant to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Johnston County to help support the organization’s summer programs and operations.
“Communities are enriched when businesses and local citizens partner together to improve our quality of life – especially for our children,” said Durwood Stephenson, a Johnston County Boys & Girls Clubs supporter. “We are here today because the companies involved in the Atlantic Coast Pipeline care about the communities they serve. Thanks to the generosity of the ACP, many of the boys and girls in the community will reap the benefits of programs to improve their lives today and into the future.”
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Johnston County is a community-based organization that provides young people with a fun, safe and constructive after-school environment. The nonprofit offers programs and services to build character and strengthen life skills. It is comprised of volunteer community leaders who serve on the corporate and unit boards.
Stephenson accepted the grant from Bruce McKay, Senior Energy Policy Director for Dominion, one of the four partner companies proposing the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. Also attending the presentation were Selma Mayor Cheryl Oliver, Johnston County Commissioner Ted Godwin, Boys & Girls Clubs board members and a number of children who attend the after-school program.
“Providing a safe and healthy environment in which children can learn and grow is a key ingredient to their success in life,” McKay said. “The Boys and Girls Clubs provide such an environment for young people in communities across the country, and we are proud to support their mission right here in Johnston County.”
The ACP Community Investment Program provides financial assistance for projects tied to the well-being of communities along the nearly 600-mile proposed interstate natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to North Carolina.