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Chemical Bank Gives $5K to Trumbull United Way Program

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WARREN, Ohio – Chemical Bank has donated $5,000 to support United Way of Trumbull County’s “Ready, Set, Go!” program, a two-week program for students who need help preparing for the Ohio Third Grade Reading Test.

“We are committed to giving back to the communities we serve,” said Chemical’s regional president, Mark Wenick, in a release.  “The United Way of Trumbull County uses their targeted impact programs like Ready, Set, Go! to create lasting changes in Trumbull County and provide programs that help our youth succeed.

Through the program, teachers from participating school districts identify second-grade students who need additional help and work with them over the summer. Each student receives about 40 hours of instruction.

Ready, Set, Go! is part of United Way’s Reading Great by 8 literacy initiative, which also includes ABC Reading Ready for students in kindergarten, first and second grades and the Read 4 Fun program, a semiannual community reading day.

“We are very grateful for the support of Chemical Bank and the commitment they have show to the Untied Way of Trumbull County,” said United Way President Ginny Pasha.

Pictured: At the check presentation are Chemical Bank’s Donnie Fatobene, United Way’s Christine Cope and Ginny Pasha, and Chemical Bank’s Mark Wenick and Sharon DeFrances.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.