For the fourth year in a row, Community Bank NA celebrated National Good Neighbor Day on September 28 by showing support for its community with donations to local nonprofits.
In total, Community Bank donated $ 53,750 to local nonprofits in its four states in New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Massachusetts. Locally, eight Chautauqua County branches donated $ 250 to local nonprofits of their choice, including:
¯ Clymer donated to 5 & 2 Ministry to help buy food and supplies for the children.
¯ Falconer donated to Kallie’s Krusade to help provide financial assistance and community support to families affected by childhood illness.
¯ Jamestown / Brooklyn Square donated to the Salvation Army Anew Center.
¯ Lakewood donated to A Fresh Start to support addiction awareness and recovery.
¯ Ripley donated to the Ripley Community Council Food Pantry.
¯ Silver Creek donated to the Silver Creek Food Pantry.
¯ Sherman donated to the Dixie Smith Memorial Foundation Inc. to help support scholarships for students.
¯ Westfield donated to the Westfield Memorial Hospital Foundation.
“We are proud to participate every year in the feast of the good neighbors” Regional retail manager Lisa Allenson said. “The sense of community is celebrated and nurtured in our neighborhoods where we support each other to build thriving communities. “
“We are truly honored to be a part of the Chautauqua County community and are grateful for this chance to give back. Being a good neighbor and an active participant in our community is one of our fundamental values ”, Community Bank President and CEO Mark Tryniski said. “National Good Neighbor Day is an opportunity for us to celebrate and give back to our communities and our neighbors. “
National Good Neighbor Day was created in 1971 by Becky Mattson of Lakeside, Montana, and proclaimed National Day by President Jimmy Carter in 1978 to raise awareness that good neighbors help achieve human understanding and build strong and prosperous communities. It is celebrated annually on September 28 as a day of gratitude and community building.