Marion Center Bank organizes donations
In recognition of April as National Community Bank Month, each Marion Center Bank branch is partnering with its customers and a local organization to raise money or collect donations to give back to the community.
The branches have partnered with the following:
• Indiana: Indiana County Community Action Program
• Willow Springs: Elder Abuse Task Force
• Clymer: Community Kitchen
• Marion Center: Lions Club
• Dayton: Orphans of the Storm
• Punxsutawney: Woodland Avenue United Methodist Church
• Big Run: First Christian Church of Big Run
• Hastings: Saint Bernard Parish/Saint Vincent De Paul Society
Customers can stop into any of these locations to drop off donations, which will be collected through the end of April.
The Indiana branch is taking donations to help support ICCAP’s Pathways program. Pathways is an emergency shelter for homeless families and single adults. It’s run by ICCAP.
Pathways opened in February of 1991 and since then has provided shelter for more than 2,600 people.
Pathways is always in need of paper towels, garbage bags, cleaning supplies, hygiene products and monetary donations for daily operations.
Contact them at (724) 248-9555 or at P.O. Box 153, Black Lick, PA 15716.
[PHOTO: Denise Clawson, vice president/community office manager for Marion Center Bank’s Indiana branch, left, and Michelle Faught, executive director of ICCAP, accepted donations Thursday. (Submitted photo)]
[Alternate photo, click to view: Ed Oberlin, of Marion Center Bank’s Marion Center branch, bought ice cream and pie from members of the Lions Club — from left, Mike Yackaboskey, Bill Ward and Don Ruffner — in the bank’s lobby. (Tom Peel/Gazette photo)]