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Published on October 16th, 2015 | by Millennium Magazine Staff


United Way of Midlands receives $100,000 from BB&T for Flood Relief Efforts

Pictured above: Mac Bennett, President and CEO of United Way and Mike Brenan, BB&T South Carolina Regional President

Columbia, S.C.  –  BB&T presented United Way of the Midlands with a gift of $100,000 to support its relief efforts resulting from the devastating rain and resulting floods affecting Columbia and surrounding areas.

“We’ve always been able to count on BB&T to help our community in times of need,” said Mac Bennett, President and CEO of United Way. “It is so great to see the leadership role that they have taken on by setting an example in response to this disaster. We can’t thank them enough for their generous support.”

United Way of the Midlands is partnering with several agencies, the government and the faith community to connect people affected to federal and community resources quickly and organize volunteer activities for those wishing to lend a hand. A relief fund has been set up to aid the immediate response and long-term recovery efforts.

With BB&T’s donation, United Way has already raised over $325,000. All funds raised will be directed to local organizations working to assist individuals and families affected by this crisis. United Way will underwrite all administrative costs associated with dispersing these funds, and 100% of funds received will go directly to supporting flood recovery efforts.

“All of us at BB&T are keeping our South Carolina friends and neighbors in our thoughts and prayers as the state continues to work through the aftermath of this devastating flood,” said Mike Brenan, BB&T South Carolina Regional President. “While everyone here has been affected in some capacity, it’s truly humbling to see the citizens of South Carolina, as well as those from other states, working together to help those who have lost so very much. We at BB&T are pleased to announce this donation to support the United Way of Midlands in its efforts to assist the storm victims in their recovery.”

To donate or volunteer, visit at

About United Way of the Midlands:

United Way of the Midlands is the most organized, efficient and accountable system for investing in the community. With more than 90 certified partner agencies, United Way works to identify and respond to the critical human service needs of Calhoun, Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry, Orangeburg and Richland counties. Funds are raised through workplace campaigns, grant writing and individual donations. For more information, please visit

About BB&T

BB&T is one of the largest financial services holding companies in the U.S. with approximately $210 billion in assets and market capitalization of approximately $31.3 billion, as of August 17, 2015. Based in Winston-Salem, N.C., the company operates 2,149 financial centers in 15 states and Washington, D.C., and offers a full range of consumer and commercial banking, securities brokerage, asset management, mortgage and insurance products and services. A Fortune 500 company, BB&T is consistently recognized for outstanding client satisfaction by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Greenwich Associates and others. BB&T has also been named one of the World’s Strongest Banks by Bloomberg Markets Magazine, one of the top three in the U.S. and in the top 15 globally. More information about BB&T and its full line of products and services is available at




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