The Hancock County Savings Bank Charitable Foundation held their annual awards ceremony Tuesday, October 29 at the Weirton office of the bank. The recipients of the awards gathered for a formal reception, where thirty one organizations were recognized for their community involvement.
In the twenty years that the Foundation has been in existence, a total of $867,589 has been donated to over 145 different local service and support organizations. The 2019 awards total $44,000.
Catherine Ferrari, Bank President and CEO and Chairman of the Foundation Board of Directors stated,
“We thank everyone who submitted applications, and we commend them for the work that they do to support the needs of our communities every day.” Ferrari added that the work of the Charitable Foundation is in line with the mission of Hancock County Savings Bank, which in part states the Bank’s commitment to making “our community a better place to live.”
Serving as the Foundation Board of Directors are Chairman Catherine Ferrari, President Steve Cooper, Treasurer Alicia Davis, Secretary Anthony Bernardi, George Ash, Romie Castelli, Cheryl Schreiber, Marvin Six, Doug Comm, and Drew Cooper. All of the Board members are volunteers.
The 2019 awardees are as follows: Blue Streams Farms Corporation; Brooke Hancock Family Resource Network, Inc.; Brooke-Hancock Veterans Memorial Park, Inc.; Camp Frederick; City of East Liverpool; Coleman Professional Services, Inc.; Family Care Excellence; First United Methodist Church; Greater Weirton Senior Citizens Center, Inc.; Hancock Brooke Ohio Counties Victim Assistance Program, Inc.; Hancock County Ambulance Service, Inc.; Hancock County Sheltered Workshop; Museum of Ceramics; Newell First Church of the Nazarene; Newell Volunteer Fire Department; Oak Glen Jr. Bears Football/Cheering; Paris Cemetery; Reach-out Emergency Aid and Christian Help; Refuge for Women Ohio Valley; Rotary Club of Beaver; Rotary Club of Calcutta; Special Olympics West Virginia, Inc.; St. Paul’s Episcopal Soup Kitchen; Team MOJO Foundation; The Center in Midland; The Village Network; Tri-State Chaplaincy Committee; Tri-State Christian Academy; Untied Church Social Service Union Inc.; Weirton Christian Center; Yellow Ribbon Girls.
The next round of Grant applications must be submitted by September 30, 2020.