Vir­ginia Birdies make pre­sen­ta­tion to CHVB

Funds do­nated to re­duce mortgage on mul­tipur­pose build­ing at Chil­dren’s Home of Vir­ginia Bap­tist

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The Vir­ginia Birdies do­nated $1,000 to the Cap­i­tal Cam­paign Fund to re­duce the mortgage on the mul­tipur­pose build­ing at the Chil­dren’s Home of Vir­ginia Bap­tist Inc., a non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion lo­cated at 6900 Hick­ory Road in Ch­ester­field County.

The Birdies is a golf or­ga­ni­za­tion founded by the late Theodore Cabral more than 30 years ago. Their mis­sion, in ad­di­tion to en­joy­ing golf, is to help sev­eral com­mu­nity or­ga­ni­za­tions meet the needs of lo­cal fam­i­lies.

The Birdies spon­sored an an­nual golf tour­na­ment in Peters­burg, in June 2018. They are among six groups lo­cated in Canada, Ge­or­gia, Mary­land, Mas­sachusetts, New York, and South Carolina.

Ac­cord­ing to http://www., “The Chil­dren’s Home of Vir­ginia Bap­tist Inc. (The Home, for­mally known as the “Vir­ginia Ne­gro Bap­tist Chil­dren’s Home”) was founded in 1947 by Dr. Charles S. Dodd as an or­phan­age for black chil­dren. ... Dr. Dodd com­mit­ted to give the first fi­nan­cial do­na­tion ($5000) and en­listed the sup­port of his pas­tor, some of his close friends, and sev­eral of the Bap­tist As­so­ci­a­tions/ Con­ven­tions in the state of Vir­ginia to do the same. This ef­fort re­sulted in a com­mit­ment from these in­di­vid­u­als and groups that pro­duced the first $30,000 needed to get The Home started. The Home re­ceived its cer­tifi­cate of In­cor­po­ra­tion in 1947 as a re­sult of the ef­forts of Dr. M. Jack­son White and two com­mit­tees he chaired.

“The Home was orig­i­nally op­er­ated un­der the author­ity of a Board of Trustees ap­pointed by the Bap­tist Gen­eral As­so­ci­a­tion, the Bap­tist Gen­eral Con­ven­tion, and the Vir­ginia Bap­tist State Con­ven­tion. To­day, the Bap­tist Gen­eral Con­ven­tion of Vir­ginia and the Vir­ginia Bap­tist Stat Con­ven­tion ap­point mem­bers to the Board of Trustees. CHVB con­tin­ues to re­ceive sup­port from many in­di­vid­u­als, churches, clubs and or­ga­ni­za­tions across Vir­ginia.”

The Vir­ginia Birdies donate $1,000 to the Cap­i­tal Cam­paign Fund to re­duce the mortgage on the multi-pur­pose build­ing at the Chil­dren’s Home of Vir­ginia Bap­tists. Pic­tured from left are: Dr. Leo Whi­taker, ex­ec­u­tive sec­re­tary of the Bap­tist Gen­eral Con­ven­tion of Vir­ginia; Dr. Gra­cie White, friend of CHVB; Muriel Felder; LaTonya Hicks, as­sis­tant vice pres­i­dent of Premier Bank; and re­tired Lt. Col.

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