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Home Savings Gives $60K to United Way Program

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — A $60,000 donation from Home Savings Bank will benefit early childhood education programs led by the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley.

Representatives from the bank were on hand for a check presentation at the United Way office on Friday. Frank Hierro, regional president of Home Savings, said the company has increased its commitment to the United Way in recent years “because of their tremendous work that the organization is doing focusing on early childhood education.”

Many Home Savings employees are also “very engaged” with the organization, he said.

“We assess the needs in the community and we support things that we feel are making a difference,” Hierro said. “It’s terrific to see how they’ve been able to reinvent themselves and make a difference in the community.”

The donation will be used to fund programs by the United Way, like Success After 6, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, Young Women’s Mentorship and Promising Men Mentorship, said Bob Hannon, president of the United Way chapter.

In addition to the $60,000, Home Savings donated $34,500 to United Way from its workplace campaign. Hannon thanked the company for the gifts, as well as for the long-term support of the employees who volunteer their time with the organization.

“These are huge dollars,” Hannon said. “We appreciate their trust in the United Way to make a difference and do the right things with our dollars.”

This year, the United Way is celebrating its centennial with an awareness campaign to recognize the organizations that have been critical to its success over the last 100 years. The organization has selected 14 standouts to be highlighted in its Change Makers video series at BusinessJournalDaily.com/change-makers.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.