Peoples donates $44.5K to local United Ways

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WILMINGTON – Peoples Bancorp Foundation, a non-profit corporation formed to make donations in Peoples Bank market areas, announced it has donated a total of $44,500 toward 21 regional United Way offices throughout its markets in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia. The Clinton County United Way recently received $5,000 to support the organization’s ongoing operational and program needs.

“It is our honor and privilege to support our community by providing assistance to the United Way,” said Chuck Sulerzyski, Peoples Bank CEO and President. “This grant will better the lives of individuals throughout our market areas.”

United Way is the leadership and support organization for the network of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 45 countries and territories. United Way’s goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of these problems. The organization believes that living “united” means being a part of the change. It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future.

Since the inception of Peoples Bancorp Foundation in 2003, the foundation has donated more than $198,500 to area United Ways.

Peoples Bancorp Foundation contributions focus on charitable giving in four major areas: community investment and economic development, youth and education, human services programs that improve the social needs of low- to moderate-income communities and individuals, and arts and culture. Organizations receiving grants meet those requirements and serve the markets where Peoples Bank currently has office locations.

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