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Community Bank of the Chesapeake Announces Support For Rappahannock Goodwill Industries

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SOURCE Community Bank of the Chesapeake

WALDORF, Md., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Community Bank of the Chesapeake is proud to support Rappahannock Goodwill Industries with a donation made through its annual Casual for a Cause program. Casual for a Cause is an annual initiative created by Community Bank to help support local organizations while allowing employees to dress casually for the summer. The Bank selects deserving organizations that serve the local community to be recipients of Casual for a Cause funds each year.

Gregory Cockerham, Community Bank of the Chesapeake Chief Lending Officer, joined by members of the Bank team, present Woody Van Valkenburgh, Goodwill President / CEO, and members of the Goodwill team, the donation check.

"In the ten years since the Casual for a Cause program began, Community Bank has been able to support many wonderful organizations, like Rappahannock Goodwill Industries," said Michael Middleton, Chief Executive Officer of Community Bank. "This campaign truly underscores the generosity of our employees and their commitment to giving back to the communities where they live and work."

Community Bank employees participate in Casual for a Cause by making a donation, which entitles them to "casual dress" from May 1 through Labor Day. This year, contributions to Casual for a Cause totaled $6,500. In addition to Rappahannock Goodwill Industries, the Bank will donate to three other organizations within its service area: the Calvert Library Foundation, St. Mary's Nursing Center and Charles County Dive & Rescue.

"We at Rappahannock Goodwill salute your workforce for their passion to be OF the community, not just IN the community. This unexpected contribution will help Rappahannock Goodwill fulfill its mission, to help persons with barriers to employment, particularly those with disabilities, benefit from the power of work," said Donnie Tolson, Rappahannock Goodwill Industries Chief Financial Officer.

Rappahannock Goodwill Industries' mission is to provide people with barriers to employment-particularly those with disabilities-an array of quality vocational and educational services so that they can work most independently. They provide direct employment to over 550 individuals, including full time staff and workers in assembly, laundry, retail, custodial and other services, and have assisted countless others find new jobs in the community.

Headquartered in Waldorf, Maryland, Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a full-service commercial bank, with assets over $1 billion.  Community Bank has served the communities from Southern Maryland to Fredericksburg, Virginia for over 65 years, making it the oldest independent community bank headquartered in this region.   Through its 11 banking centers and three dedicated commercial lending centers, Community Bank of the Chesapeake offers a broad range of financial products and services to individuals and businesses.  Community Bank of the Chesapeake is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Community Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: TCFC). More information about Community Bank of the Chesapeake can be found at

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