F&M donations help local Salvation Army

F&M Trust donations totaling $25,000 will help three area Salvation Army Corps to carry out their mission in South Central Pennsylvania. The funds will go to Corps in Chambersburg, Carlisle, and Harrisburg. It is part of the bank’s continuing commitment to provide COVID relief.

“F&M Trust makes these donations knowing that The Salvation Army helps so many in our communities, especially in challenging times such as these,” said F&M President and CEO Tim Henry. “Through food pantries, thrift stores, shelters, and more, The Salvation Army provides for those experiencing life’s difficulties. We are pleased to contribute to those efforts.”

Chambersburg Corps

Chambersburg’s Captain Chris Mauk said the donation will help to provide emergency crisis assistance through a variety of initiatives. It will fulfill The Salvation Army’s mission of meeting human needs without discrimination, any time, any place, and anywhere.   

“It is through donations that we are successful in helping some of our neediest neighbors throughout the year with a wide variety of services and programs for all ages,” Mauk said. “This generous gift is desperately needed; and it will lift people up and provide hope for the future.”

Harrisburg Capitol City Region

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Pictured, from left to right, are Christian Merritt, Investment & Trust Services Market Manager, Cumberland County and Capital Region, F&M Trust; Laureen Sheeler, Resource Development Officer, The Salvation Army, Harrisburg Capital City Region; Erin Sunday, Investment & Trust Services Relationship Manager, Cumberland County and Capital Region, F&M Trust; and Anne Bednar, Community Office Manager, Mechanicsburg, F&M Trust.

The corps is serving three times the number of households through the Choice Food Pantry than it did prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lauren Sheeler, Resource Development Officer for Salvation Army’s Harrisburg Capital City Region, said. It has implemented new programs within the last year to combat learning loss in children; and to provide rental assistance to keep families in their homes.

“We are so thankful to F&M Trust for helping us assist local families,” Sheeler said. “Not only will this gift benefit our community this month through our Christmas assistance programs; it will also have an impact throughout the year as we work with families that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19.”

Carlisle Corps

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Pictured, from left to right, are Capt. Oziel Urbaez, The Salvation Army, Carlisle; and Melissa McGowan, Community Office Manager, Ritner Highway/Newville, F&M Trust.

The donation to the Carlisle corps helps to provide meals through My Brother’s Table. The feeding program operates seven days a week. It will also support housing programs for women in the Stuart House and men in the Genesis House.

“We are grateful to F&M Trust for this donation. We would not be able to provide services to the greater Carlisle community without such generosity,” Captain Oziel Urbaez said.  

F&M Trust donated over $200,000 to local schools, healthcare facilities, and community organizations to assist with COVID relief efforts.

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[Featured image caption:  Pictured, from left to right, are Tim Henry, President and CEO, F&M Trust; Meghan Heebner, Community Office Manager Memorial Square/West Side, F&M Trust; Ashley Mauk, The Salvation Army, Chambersburg; and Capt. Chris Mauk, The Salvation Army, Chambersburg.]