Huntington Bank, Hometown Pharmacy Co-Sponsor 2022 Day of Caring

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Huntington Bank and Hometown Pharmacy are co-sponsoring this year’s United Way of Youngstown and Mahoning Valley Day of Caring event, as they have since 2015.

The Day of Caring was canceled in 2020 when the COVID pandemic began. That April, the United Way began the Satur-Day of Caring food distribution initiative in partnership with the Muransky Family to help support seniors, shut-ins, and families that could not or should not be out due to health concerns. Each month, volunteers packed and delivered food and essentials to more than 400 households.

This year, Huntington and Hometown Pharmacy will co-sponsor the Satur-Day of Caring initiative.

“Whenever our area is in need, the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley is there to help,” said William C. Shivers, regional president for Huntington Bank’s Canton and Mahoning Valley regions. “Huntington has been honored to sponsor Day of Caring for seven consecutive years. We admire the United Way’s swift adjustment to its strategy to focus on one of the community’s greatest needs during the ongoing pandemic.

“Satur-Day of Caring addresses the critical need of feeding our neighbors,” Shivers continued. “Food security has always been an important commitment within Huntington’s philanthropic and community investment strategies and is guided by our purpose of looking out for people. People do not choose to be in need – but we can choose to help.”

“The United Way has always been instrumental in recognizing the needs of those in our valley,” said Garry Mrozek, CEO for Hometown Pharmacy. “With the unprecedented nature of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the United Way was able to quickly assess the current need and strategize a way to support our shut-ins. We are grateful for the partnership between The Hometown Pharmacy and the United Way and look forward to continuing to serve our community together.”

“We have an incredible turnout from our volunteers every month.”, said Bob Hannon, president of the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley. “We really owe it to the collaboration of Huntington Bank and Hometown Pharmacy. They have allowed us to continue growing the program and supporting our army of volunteers.”

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.