Langley Federal Credit Union Gives Donation to Program for Seniors

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Terry Sweaney, CHCF executive director,  Langley staff member and CHCF Board Member Ann Johnson,  CHCF Board Members Robert Whitehead, Pastor James Nickols,  Paul Garman, Richard Royer,  Joan Bender, Don Lewis. (Submitted)
Terry Sweaney, CHCF executive director, Langley staff member and CHCF Board Member Ann Johnson, CHCF Board Members Robert Whitehead, Pastor James Nickols, Paul Garman, Richard Royer, Joan Bender, Don Lewis. (Submitted)

Colonial Heritage Community Foundation received a donation from Langley Federal Credit Union last month.

Langley donated $5,000 in support of CHCF’s Innovative Senior Champion Programs, which offers adult day programs – such as art, music therapy, and therapeutic gardening – and other related services for the aging population in greater Williamsburg.

The program provides activities that aim to stimulate seniors’ memories and creativity, as well as increase their social skills, according to a statement from Ann Johnson, Langley’s assistant vice president and a board member of CHCF.

“I commend the CHCF for the support and programs they offer to seniors and their caregivers,” Johnson said. “… The seniors that have worked hard all of their lives now deserve to be taken care of in their later years.”

Piggy Bank Money Donated to Colonial CASA

Colonial CASA Executive Director Charlotte Klamer accepts a donation from 11-year-old Emma Tignor and 8-year-old Allison Campbell. (Submitted)
Colonial CASA Executive Director Charlotte Klamer accepts a donation from 11-year-old Emma Tignor and 8-year-old Allison Campbell. (Submitted)

Two children donated the money from their piggy banks to help Colonial CASA.

Emma Tignor, 11, and Allison Campbell, 8, collected money for a year to help CASA, which stands for Court Appointed Special Advocates.

CASAs help advocate for children in the judicial system, following the details of their assigned cases. They attend every hearing and interview the child involved as well as other people who are relevant to the child’s wellbeing.

The girls – whose aunt, Darcy Morrison, volunteers with CASA – visited the CASA office during their spring break.

CASA Executive Director Charlotte Klamer accepted the money, an undisclosed amount, on behalf of the organization.

Yorktown Naval Weapons Station Celebrates Earth Day

Captain Paul Haebler, Commanding Officer at the Yorktown Naval Weapons Station, and the installation’s Sailors of the Year planted a Bald Cyprus in honor of Earth Day 2015 as other base personnel looked on. (Photo by Mark Piggott)
Captain Paul Haebler, Commanding Officer at the Yorktown Naval Weapons Station, and the installation’s Sailors of the Year planted a Bald Cyprus in honor of Earth Day 2015 as other base personnel looked on. (Photo by Mark Piggott)

Sailors from the Yorktown Naval Weapons Station helped to clean up roads along its own campus for Earth Day last month.

On April 22, sailors planted a bald Cyprus tree in Missile Park and picked up trash — about 100 bags worth — along the 58 miles of roads that run across the more than 15,000 acres of the weapons station and Cheatham Annex.

“In 1970, twenty million Americans took to the streets to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment from coast to coast,” said Jennifer Podbesek, the environmental director at the Naval Weapons Station.

The sailors ended their celebration of Earth Day with a picnic.