First Commonwealth “Shares the Warmth” during the month of November 2022
Indiana, PA (November 4, 2022) – First Commonwealth Bank will be hosting a “Share the Warmth” community campaign fundraiser across its footprint in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Through the month of November, First Commonwealth will match dollar-for-dollar, up to $100,000 cumulatively, of money raised to 24 community action agencies within our communities.
Ohio Agency Quotes
“It is an honor to again be chosen by First Commonwealth Bank to participate in the Share the Warmth campaign,” offered Judith Barris, Ashtabula County Community Action Agency Executive Director. “The donations the Agency receives will help fill in the gaps for our clients where funding is not available especially since much of our COVID Relief funding is ending.”
- Judith Barris, Ashtabula County Community Action Agency Executive Director
Pennsylvania Agency Quotes
“We want to see everyone in our community thrive, which is why we emphasize the importance of neighbors uplifting one another,” offered Wendy Melius, Center for Community Action Executive Director. “Our agency is seeing a large need for heating assistance with the rising costs of living in our area. Through your generous contribution to the “Share the Warmth” campaign, you will be able to provide heating assistance to neighbors struggling to meet other basic needs such as food and medicine.”
- Wendy Melius, Center for Community Action Executive Director
“Union-Snyder Community Action Agency is delighted to partner with First Commonwealth Bank in the ‘Sharing the Warmth’ campaign once again this year,” stated Sue Auman, Union-Snyder Community Action Agency Executive Director. “Supporting members of our community as they overcome barriers to thriving is important work and we’re grateful for FCB’s contribution to our efforts.”
- Sue Auman, Union-Snyder Community Action Agency Executive Director
“Community Action Partnership of Cambria County is pleased to partner with First Commonwealth Bank for their ‘Share the Warmth’ campaign again this year,” stated Jeffrey Vaughn Community Action Partnership of Cambria County Executive Director. “These funds will be used to help needy families receive Christmas gifts during the holidays. We are grateful for this project and appreciate the support from FCB!”
- Jeffrey Vaughn Community Action Partnership of Cambria County Executive Director
“Tableland Services is grateful to have the opportunity to again partner with First Commonwealth Bank in their Share the Warmth Campaign,” stated David Mrozowski, Community Action Partnership for Somerset County Executive Director. “Through the efforts of this campaign, Tableland is able to provide additional services to those in need in Somerset County.”
- David Mrozowski, Community Action Partnership for Somerset County Executive Director. (Somerset, Co., PA)
“Community Action, Inc. is pleased to be a recipient of contributions from the First Commonwealth Bank’s Share the Warmth Campaign this fall,” stated Susan K. Fusco, Executive Director. “Share the Warmth donations will be used to assist with the special needs associated with colder weather such as: furnace repairs; shelter, utility, and living necessities for homeless individuals, veterans, and victims of domestic violence; or free income tax preparations for low-income families” added Fusco. “Participating in the Share the Warmth campaign is a great opportunity for residents to support their neighbors in need this winter while also sharing encouragement and hope during the holiday season,” noted Ms. Fusco.
- Susan K. Fusco, Executive Director, Community Action, Inc (Jefferson Co., PA)
“Central Susquehanna Opportunities, Inc. (CSO) Community Action Agency is grateful for the support of First Commonwealth Bank and their dedication to community action as we work together to strengthen our communities,” offered Stacie Snyder, CSO Agency Administrator. “Funds raised through their “Share the Warmth” campaign will strengthen our resources and programming that benefit people in need of emergency services such as housing stability, utility assistance, food, employment, and transportation. The needs in our communities have increased over the past year and this winter even more people will be seeking assistance with heating expenses."
- Stacie Snyder, CSO Agency Administrator
“The Allegheny County Department of Human Services is so excited that First Commonwealth Bank has again chosen to support the DHS Holiday Project,” offered Shelli Luchs, Allegheny County Department of Human Services Senior Manager of Event and Donations. “With the support of local businesses like First Commonwealth, we’re able to provide meaningful holiday gifts to children in families receiving DHS services related to child maltreatment and homelessness. Their support helps us to continue brightening thousands of holiday mornings throughout Allegheny County.”
- Shelli Luchs, Allegheny County Department of Human Services Senior Manager of Event and Donations
“Westmoreland Community Action is excited to partner again with First Commonwealth Bank on their Share the Warmth campaign,” offered Mandy Zalich, Westmoreland Community Action CEO. “With the support of your donations and that from our local branch of First Commonwealth Bank, we are able to continue our mission and support over 10,000 residents with over 26 programs across Westmoreland County each year!”
- Mandy Zalich, Westmoreland Community Action CEO
“Lawrence County Community Action Partnership (LCCAP) is very thankful for FCB inviting us to participate again this year in the Share the Warmth campaign,” offered Jennifer Elliott, LCCAP Special Assistant. “LCCAP is a local, private non-profit organization that is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life within Lawrence County by eliminating and preventing the causes and effects of poverty by mobilizing and directing resources to assist, educate, and promote self-sufficiency. Our programming consists of housing related services, medical assistance transportation, energy assistance programs, community supports for at-risk youth, and a variety of early learning program options such as Head Start, PA PreK Counts and childcare services. This year we are excited to partner with FCB's campaign to help our children participating in the early learning programs with the winter essentials such as coats, hats and other seasonally appropriate clothing items.”
- Jennifer Elliott, LCCAP Special Assistant
“Throughout the years Northern Tier Community Action, continues to be the leading agency in our area assisting families through crisis situations by providing essential services and empowering them towards self-sufficiency,” offered David Greene, Northern Tier Community Action Group Executive Director. “Working with First Commonwealth Bank through their “Share the Warmth Campaign” has truly made a difference in the lives we touch.”
- David Greene, Northern Tier Community Action Group Executive Director
“On behalf of Indiana County Community Action Program, Inc. (ICCAP), I appreciate First Commonwealth Bank (FCB) for choosing to support ICCAP, and Community Action Agencies’ all across this state of PA with the “Share the Warmth” program,” offered Michelle Faught, ICCAP Executive Director. “This is what ‘Community Action’ is all about; building partnerships that work together to build, support, and to meet the needs of their community. ICCAP could not provide a lot of the great programs that we do, if it were not for businesses such as FCB supporting us not just financially, but also with their great team of volunteers. Thank You First Commonwealth Bank for all that you do to support your communities, and especially partnering with ICCAP to help meet the needs of Indiana County residents.”
- Michelle Faught, ICCAP Executive Director
“Blueprints is in the business of making tomorrow better than today for people in economic transition,” offered Jeff Fondelier, VP of Operations for Blueprints of Washington County. We so appreciate being included in First Commonwealth’s Share the Warmth Campaign again this year. Thank you for your attention and generosity.”
- Jeff Fondelier, VP of Operations for Blueprints of Washington County
Those interested in donating can visit www.fcbanking.com/timetoshare/ and follow the instructions to select the community action agency of their choosing. Additionally, donations by check will be accepted at all First Commonwealth community office locations, with the organization of their choosing being designated on the memo line.
“We are grateful for the work community action agencies do to serve those in need in our communities. The past two years have been especially challenging and the agencies have been there at the forefront supporting the unique needs of their residents and making resources available. This fundraiser will allow them to help more individuals and fund programmatic needs and services to help the communities where we live and work. Please join us in supporting them. Together, we can make a difference,” offered Elizabeth Saraceno, AVP and Community Engagement Manager with First Commonwealth Bank.
The entire list of community action agencies who have been identified to receive donations include:
- Allegheny County Department of Human Services
- Blair County Community Action Agency
- Blueprints (Washington County)
- Center for Community Action (Bedford County)
- Central PA Community Action, Inc. (Clearfield and Centre Counties)
- Central Susquehanna Opportunities, Inc. (Montour and Northumberland Counties)
- Community Action Partnership of Cambria County
- Community Action Partnership for Somerset County
- Community Action, Inc. (Jefferson County)
- Community Development Program of Beaver County
- Community Partnership Inc. (Butler County)
- Indiana County Community Action Program, Inc.
- Lawrence County Community Action Partnership/Lawrence County Social Services, Inc.
- Lycoming-Clinton Counties Commission for Community Action (STEP), Inc.
- Northern Tier Community Action Corporation (Elk County)
- Pittsburgh Community Services, Inc. (Allegheny County)
- Union-Snyder Community Action Agency (Union County)
- Westmoreland Community Action
- Ashtabula County Community Action Agency
- Bridges Community Action Partnership (Delaware County)
- Clermont County Community Service, Inc.
- Community Action Agency Cincinnati-Hamilton County
- IMPACT Community Action (Franklin County)
- Stark County Community Action Agency
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