Take a Leap: Ways to help your community with Cortland Banks

February 29, 2012
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If you are looking to get involved with community projects, look to Cortland Banks as your local community partner.

Community Banking
As a local community Bank, Cortland Banks is involved in funding a number of community projects like The Raymond John Wean Foundation's new building in downtown Warren.

In addition to these projects, Cortland Banks continues to participate and has supported an array of community programs, sponsorships, in addition to numerous school programs, yearbooks, teams and more.

Here are some things we have been working on lately.

Second Harvest Food Bank
Cortland Banks is teaming up with Second Harvest Food Bank in the month of March to help generate donations of food and funds for those in our Valley who need it most.

During the month of March, Cortland Banks will make a $25 donation for every checking account* opened by a new deposit customer or referred by an existing customer.

The community is also invited to drop off non-perishable food items at any Cortland Banks Branch during the month of March. Donations made outside of the Mahoning Valley at our other banking locations will be sent to the respective food pantry and donation centers.

*For a list of locations and for promotion details, please visit www.cortland-banks.com/harvest.

Cortland Banks’ employees will also be showing their support by continuing their volunteer work at Second Harvest Food Bank. The next volunteer dates for employees are set for March 7 and March 31. 

Second Harvest Food Bank is always looking for volunteers. Visit their website for more information.

Down payment/Closing Cost Assistance
Are you considering a mortgage loan? If so, you may qualify for down payment and/or closing cost grants through the Welcome Home Program sponsored by Cortland Banks and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati. 

Funds are limited starting March 1, 2012. Contact one of our local mortgage lenders to see if you qualify.

Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corp.
Cortland Banks recently awarded The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation (YNDC) a $5,000 grant for support of YNDC’s Healthy Homeownership program.The Healthy Homeownership program seeks to increase the number of successful and healthy homeowners and is strategically focused to create a visible impact and strengthen the neighborhood homeownership markets as part of broader revitalization efforts.  For more information on YNDC please visit their website.

The Youngstown Neighborhood Development Corporation holds many Community Workdays to improve neighborhood conditions. If you would like to be involved, visit their website for more information.

Strong Savers
The Bank realizes the importance of financial literacy, and is launching a new initiative in 2012 focusing on creating Strong Savers in our communities with a new children’s passbook savings account. The Strong Saver account’s focus is to promote strong financial literacy in the youth of our communities, along with rewards for the children. Parents have big dreams for their children. The Bank hopes to make financial freedom one of them.

Do you know a strong child in our local community?
If so, Cortland Banks is collecting strong stories to feature in its Strong Saver advertising campaign.

Visit www.cortland-banks.com/strongsaver to submit your story today.


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