YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The Bank of America Charitable Foundation has donated $10,000 each to three nonprofits in Youngstown: Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley, Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley and YWCA Mahoning Valley.
The grants to Rescue Mission and Second Harvest will help address hunger in the area, which affects one in six residents. YWCA’s grant will help support its job skills program.
“We at YWCA know that gainful employment is one of the most foundational ways to empower women and families, provide economic security, and strengthen entire communities,” Leah Merritt, president and CEO of YWCA Mahoning Valley, said in a statement. “This support from Bank of America helps us equip adults with the skills and training necessary to find good jobs, and helps the YWCA deepen our impact in the Valley.”
So far in 2019, Bank of America has donated $910,000 to 53 nonprofit organizations in the Youngstown, Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus areas.
“Addressing community needs through our philanthropic investments is just one way we deploy capital to help build a more sustainable community,” said Jeneen Marziani, Bank of America Ohio market president. “We’re honored to partner with nonprofit organizations in Youngstown and across Ohio that are helping to advance economic and social progress, for vulnerable populations in particular.”
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