Historic Documents are Safe at the Community Foundation!

Brian McDonald of Outer Banks Heating and Cooling has once again come to the aid of the Outer Banks Community Foundation.

Brian and his company recently donated a mini split heat pump system to the Community Foundation, a value of over $4,400 including installation. This state-of-the-art-dehumidifier is keeping all of the Community Foundation’s historical documents safe and sound in a storage area, preserving them for posterity. This includes historic board meeting minutes, grant applications, financial records, and scholarship applications from over 1,400 students who received awards from the Community Foundation since 1983.

This is not the first time that Brian has donated much-needed equipment to the Community Foundation. Outer Banks Heating and Cooling also contributed a heating and air conditioning unit and its installation for the building’s separate conference room.

Executive Director, Lorelei Costa, said: “We are so deeply grateful to Brian and Outer Banks Heating and Cooling for their generosity over the years. This gift will ensure that our historic records are kept free from moisture and mold. We frequently use this information and wanted to ensure that it is available for future board and staff members in the decades to come.”

The Outer Banks Community Foundation’s Champion Award was presented to Brian McDonald in 2010 by then President, Charles Hardy. The award is given annually to recognize significant volunteer contributions to the Community Foundation.  This year, the award was presented to two Founders and Emeritus Directors, Ray White and Edward Greene, at the Community Foundation’s Annual Meeting in February at Pamlico Jacks Restaurant.