Home Savings Foundation Gives $33,000 to United Way

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – With a little more than six weeks remaining in its annual campaign, the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley received a push forward Monday when the Home Savings Charitable Foundation donated $33,000.

The goal of the campaign, which ends Dec. 31, is $2.6 million. With the Home Savings’ gift, about $1.56 million has been raised, reports Bob Hannon, president and CEO of United Way.

“The United Way does a terrific job in helping the people who need help and prioritize some of those efforts,” said Frank Hierro, regional president of the Mahoning Valley for Home Savings. “We have many charitable organizations and donors in our town and United Way helps coordinate those efforts. They help maximize the benefit of those donations.”

The Home Savings donation will be used to fund United Way’s two educational programs, Success By 6 and Success After 6, as well as support emergency services such as Help Hotline and the Salvation Army, Hannon said.

“Home Savings is a great partner. They’re very community-minded and community-focused. They’ve always stepped up for United Way and we’re very appreciative of that,” he said during the check presentation Monday afternoon.

The gift is one of the larger foundation gifts United Way has received for the campaign, Hannon added.

“We get donations in a variety of ways and the Home Savings Foundation has always been one of the significant foundation gifts,” Hannon said.

The donation from Home Savings is considerably larger than most others the foundation gives.

“We’ve consistently given a sizeable annual gift to United Way because of the programming they do,” Hierro said. “It’s a significant gift [because] the need is there.”

Pictured: Bob Hannon and Frank Hierro.

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