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OFBC, Gillmor Charitable Foundation Donate $10,000 to First Call For Help

Posted by on May 7, 2020 at 10:55 AM

(TIFFIN, OH) — The Old Fort Banking Company and the Gillmor Charitable Foundation are proud to announce their recent donation of $10,000 to First Call for Help (FCFH), a program of Tiffin-Seneca United Way that provides an essential role in maintaining the wellbeing of the Tiffin community and Seneca County.

This is the Bank’s second donation to Tiffin-Seneca United Way in less than a month, after giving $10,000 to the organization’s newly-created COVID-19 Disaster Fund in early April, which is assisting members of the community who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

“We wanted to direct resources that make a meaningful difference to the people who live and work in the communities in which we operate,” said Michael C. Spragg, President & CEO of Old Fort Banking Company, and Chairman of the Gillmor Charitable Foundation. “Knowing that FCFH is there to guide people to the appropriate services where they can find the help they need is crucial. This is especially true during these most unprecedented times.”

FCFH is a safety net service, offering both information and referral as well as financial services to members of the community.

“Its purpose is to help improve the lives of members of our community, regardless of their circumstances or social standing,” said Tiffin-Seneca United Way Executive Director Kari Steele. “Donations made to this agency will directly benefit your friends and neighbors by providing for their varied needs.”

“During this pandemic, we have been doing what we can to meet the needs of those most affected, by assisting with rent and utilities. Unfortunately, there are other needs confronting community members which fall outside the scope of the COVID-19 program. This generous donation is going to assist First Call For Help address some of those issues,” Steele said.

With a history of community giving and philanthropy, Old Fort Bank is devoted to the communities it serves, and proud to help provide assistance during these unchartered times.

“Long before the coronavirus began disrupting our daily lives, Old Fort Bank was already actively helping those who were the most vulnerable, and we will continue to take the steps necessary to support our clients, associates and communities,” said Spragg.

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