Branch Gives Lends Helping Hand with Back2School Blast

 

The Branch Group, Branch Civil, Branch Builds, and GJ Hopkins had a great time working with the Rescue Mission to help prepare 1,000 students in the Roanoke Valley with donated school supplies and backpacks, and 500 pairs of new shoes. Along with employee donations, The Branch Group’s charitable giving committee Branch Gives, purchased an additional $500 worth of supplies.

This year’s event was held at Parkway Church with over 100 volunteers and over 1,000 children participating along with their parents, grandparents, and siblings. Branch Civil’s own Chris Caldwell provided a loader for the kids to play in while waiting to receive their supplies. The kids also enjoyed free ice cream, puppet shows, a balloon artist, and much more!

We’d like to thank the following individuals for their help and support:

  • Lea Fealty and Leah Kinder for being the organizers and rallying support for this cause.
  • Steve Zegarski, Tony Williams, Leah Kinder, and Lea Fealty shopped for supplies.
  • Carmen Agra-Boitnott of Branch Builds passed out binders that wouldn’t fit in the backpacks.
  • Angie Overstreet of Branch Builds and her 3 children passed out backpacks.
  • Kenna Smith (and her two children), Manisha Hall, and Ashleigh Turner of The Branch Group worked the vendor table and handed out kid-sized hard hats and frisbees.

The Branch Group family of companies is dedicated to helping those in need in our communities. To learn more about Branch Gives, read about us here.

Farewell Class of 2019

 

Our intern class of 2019 was our best yet! Being the largest class in Branch history, the 49 interns dazzled and impressed us at every turn. From laying pipe to making copies, each and every single one of them became a part of the family. It goes without saying that we learned just as much from them as they did from us. (more…)

Raleigh Welcomed to Branch Group

Director of our Compensation and HR Information SystemsThe Branch Group welcomes Luzia “Lu” Raleigh as the Director of our Compensation and HR Information Systems workstreams. She brings with her many years of HR and Compensation experience. Previously, she was the HR Director for CVS Pharmacy in Brazil and also for Paqueta Calcados, a Brazilian manufacturer and retailer of footwear.

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Meet the Intern: Griffin Savedge

Name

Griffin Savedge

School

Virginia Tech

Expected Graduation

May 2020

Hobbies

Outside of class, I like to play basketball and tennis as well as paint and make tables.

Why Construction?

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Meet the Intern: Forrest Vaughn

Name

Forrest Vaughn

School

Virginia Tech

Expected Graduation

May of 2020

Hobbies

My hobbies include guitar, hunting, fishing, kayaking, and playing the occasional video game. I grew up in a small, rural town where there was not much to do other than go outside and enjoy your surroundings.

Why Construction?

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