Boys & Girls Homes celebrates employee longevity

February 18, 2020

2020 B&GH Tenure Award Employees

Boys & Girls Homes longevity recognitions were presented to, front from left, Sharon Connor, Ophelia Anderson, Marie Kelly, Velinda Ward, David Passmore, Curtis Mitchell, and Patsy Tatum; back, from left, John Cobb, Ray Cockrell, Steven Stewart, Harrington Ward and Melissa Hopkins. Not pictured are Sheryl Metzger, Yanique Haywood, Ashlynn Campbell, Jose Rosales, and Leo Wilson.

Lake Waccamaw, NC – Boys & Girls Homes of North Carolina celebrated employee longevity through the presentation of 17 tenure awards during a special meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 11.

“As an organization, we are only as good as our people,” said B&GH President Gary Faircloth. “We recognize the five year intervals as a special way to acknowledge the difference each employee makes in the lives of children.”

Marie Kelly was recognized for 45 years of service. Sharon Connor was recognized for 20 years of service.

Ray Cockrell, John Cobb and Ophelia Anderson were recognized for 15 years of service.

David Passmore, Sheryl Metzger and Patsy Tatum were recognized for 10 years of service.

Melissa Hopkins, Harrington Ward, Velinda Ward, Yanique Haywood, Steven Stewart, Ashlynn Campbell, Jose Rosales, Curtis Mitchell and Leo Wilson Jr. were recognized for 5 years of service.

“Everyone recognized today is here for the mission to serve children and families to make futures brighter,” said Faircloth. “We are so grateful for the impact each of these individuals makes on the lives of children.”

About Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina

Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina, Inc., has been helping children since 1954. Since then, more than 7,500 children have benefitted from the services of the not-for-profit, 501(c)3 agency. Its mission is to provide a comprehensive array of services for children and youth who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or other family dysfunction. B&GH offers adoption, family and therapeutic foster care, free children’s therapy, as well as residential care on the campus at Lake Waccamaw. The campus features a SACS-accredited school with a middle and high school curriculum, vocational education, recreation facilities, farm, chapel and cottage life. As many as 320 vulnerable children are cared for through the residential, community-based services, and school program provided by B&GH at any given time. B&GH operates its program, services and activities in compliance with federal nondiscrimination laws. B&GH is nationally accredited by the Council on Accreditation.