FIRST COMMONWEALTH BANK SUPPORTS THE UNITED WAY
Elk County-The First Commonwealth Bank supports the St. Marys United Way campaign through their generous employee payroll program. Pictured is Doug Bauer, St. Marys Area United Way Payroll Chairman and Doug Gaffey, St. Marys Area United Way President along with some of the First Commonwealth employees who contribute via the First Commonwealth’s payroll program. Doug Bauer recognized each contributing employee with a blanket as a token of appreciation for their donation. These blankets were purchased through a grant United Way received to help rejuvenate the payroll program following COVID-19 pandemic. Sean Gabler, First Commonwealth Vice President Branch Manager Business Banker reaffirmed First Commonwealths commitment to the St. Marys Area United Way and that First Commonwealth will continue annually to match 100% of employee contributions.
The First Commonwealth payroll program supported the St. Marys Area United Way 2022 campaign and will continue to support the United Way’s 2023 campaign. The United Way’s 2022 campaign goal was $170,000. Funding raised in 2022 was available for eligible organizations to seek grant funding in 2023 and funding raised in 2023 will be available for grant awards in 2024.
As a result of the 2022 campaign, the St. Marys Area United Way board approved and granted awards in February of 2023 to Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, Boys & Girls Club of St. Marys, Boys Scouts-Bucktail Council, CAPSEA, Catholic Charities, City of St. Marys Parks and Recreation, Dickinson Center, First United Methodist Church Youth Program, Girl Scouts of Western PA, Guardian Angel Center, St. Marys Area School District, St. Marys Library and the Veteran’s Memorial-Eternal Flame located on the Diamond downtown St. Marys. The United Way board also approved a commitment of funding to support the City of St. Marys Parks and Recreation Leathers Playground Project. Specifically, the United Way funding would be used to help make the new Playland at Memorial Park handicap accessible. This commitment of funding is pending the city is awarded grant funding for the project and the Recreation board facilitates a capital campaign to acquire individual donations
The St. Marys Area United Way has served the citizens of the City of St. Marys and surrounding counties since 1925. The St. Marys Area United Way relies on the contributions from companies and local individuals. Those donations support the financial needs of non-profit agencies that serve the health and human welfare needs of our community. If you would like to become one of these individual or corporate donors, please call 781.6000 or mail your check to the St. Marys Area United Way, 44 So. St. Marys Street, St. Marys, PA 15857.