The First National Bank Joins Local Church in Providing Aid to Hurricane Victims

October 16th, 2017

Following the devastation from hurricane Harvey, employees of The First National Bank partnered with Solebury United Methodist Church to provide support to those afflicted.

Michelle Irving, an employee of The First, heard about “flood buckets” through her church, Solebury United Methodist. A flood bucket is simply a five-gallon bucket, purchased from Home Depot or Lowes, and then filled with items to help those impacted by the floods. Michelle shared this idea with her co-workers during a recent meeting and the response was overwhelming!

As departments began collecting cleaning donations for flood buckets, hurricane Irma struck the Caribbean and Florida. Within a few days, a bake sale across all twelve branches was organized by another employee, Joyce Mastriena.

When all was said and done, employees of The First produced 12 flood buckets, along with $525 in proceeds from the bake sale. Personal and Corporate donations brought the total to $775, all of which was donated to the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).

Helping others is contagious; a small act by an individual has a domino effect and can turn into something far greater. The First National Bank is proud of the efforts of our employees and the communities we serve.

If you would like to contribute to those affected by the recent string of natural disasters, consider holding a flood bucket challenge, or make a monetary donation to UMCOR http://www.umcor.org/Search-for-Projects/Search-for-Projects

Founded in 1864, The First National Bank is Bucks County’s oldest, most established bank, with twelve branches in Bucks County. The First is committed to local ownership, operation and investment.