Community Bank notes Good Neighbor Day
For the fourth consecutive year, Community Bank N.A. celebrated National Good Neighbor Day on Sept. 28 by showing support for its community with donations to local nonprofits.
In total, Community Bank donated $53,750 to local nonprofits across its four-state footprint in New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Massachusetts. Locally, eight branches in Chautauqua County contributed $250 to local nonprofits of their choice, including:
¯ Clymer donated to 5&2 Ministry to help purchase food and supplies for children.
¯ Falconer donated to Kallie’s Krusade to help bring financial relief and community support to families stricken with childhood disease.
¯ Jamestown/Brooklyn Square donated to the Salvation Army Anew Center.
¯ Lakewood donated to A Fresh Start to support awareness for substance abuse 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’re proud to participate in Good Neighbor Day each year,” 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’re 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 part of our core values,” Community Bank President & CEO Mark Tryniski said. “National Good Neighbor Day is an opportunity for us to celebrate and give back to our communities and neighbors.”
National Good Neighbor Day was created in 1971 by Becky Mattson from Lakeside, Montana, and proclaimed a national day by President Jimmy Carter in 1978 to raise public awareness that good neighbors help achieve human understanding and build strong, thriving communities. It is celebrated annually on Sept. 28 as a day of gratitude and community building.