Stepping Up: Farmers Bank, Home Savings, PNC

CANFIELD, Ohio — In response to the economic and community challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Farmers Charitable Foundation is donating $25,000 to food banks, food delivery services and regional food sources.

The Farmers Charitable Foundation was formed in 2018 by Farmers National Banc Corp. and is managed by The Farmers Trust Co.

“It is important during challenging times such as these, that as a community bank we step up and help meet the community’s needs,” said Kevin J. Helmick, president and CEO of Farmers.

The charities supported through the $25,000 donation include food banks and hunger-relief charities in Trumbull, Mahoning, Columbiana, Holmes and Wayne counties in Ohio and Beaver County in Pennsylvania. In addition, donations were made to mobile meal programs in Columbiana, Mahoning, Trumbull, Stark, Summit and Wayne counties that deliver meals for seniors throughout the region.

$100K to Nonprofits from First Federal Bank/Home Savings Bank

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – First Federal Bank and Home Savings Bank, which recently merged, are making a $100,000 through their combined charitable foundation to help local nonprofit partners address the challenges faced from the COVID-19 global pandemic. The funds will support organizations focused on providing medical supplies, food and other critical health-related essentials to the elderly, the banks said.

In addition, First Federal Bank, which is based in Defiance, has also donated 2,000 N95 masks to the Defiance County Emergency Management Agency. The masks were from inventory that First Federal Bank had in storage locally in Defiance.

Among the 18 nonprofits across the bank’s five-state footprint to which the foundation is making a $10,000 contribution is the Easter Seals Society of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana Counties.

“We are proud to give back to the communities in which we live and work because we believe vibrant communities sustain our neighborhoods and are the foundation of successful businesses,” said Frank Hierro, Mahoning Valley regional president, Home Savings Bank. “We are hopeful that these funds will help make an immediate and meaningful impact for their organization as we all work to bring an end to this serious challenge.”

PNC Pledges $30M for Hard-Hit Communities

PITTSBURGH — The PNC Financial Services Group Inc. has announced $30 million in charitable support of coronavirus relief efforts, primarily directed toward basic needs and hardship relief programs across the markets in which PNC operates.

“The safety and well-being of our customers, employees and the communities we serve has always been a top priority for PNC,” said PNC Chairman, President and CEO William S. Demchak. “That commitment has never been more important as we collectively navigate the unprecedented challenges posed by this global pandemic.”

PNC’s funding – which will be disbursed throughout 2020 – will be coordinated by the PNC Foundation and PNC’s Office of the regional presidents. 

This will include additional PNC Foundation funding across PNC’s local markets. Each PNC regional president will lead the identification of grant opportunities that provide the greatest local impact in the areas of food insecurity and shelter, early education and online resources that enhance access to information, programs and tools for those in need. 

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