During the December 2017 holiday season, MCNB employees from the Welch Banking Center (primary and mini-bank) and from Operations served their community by ringing the bell at the Mission Ministry booth. Mission Ministry is a Social Service Organization in McDowell County meeting emergency needs of citizens for food, clothing, utilizes and other life-threatening shortages. During the hours worked, our employees collected a total of $334.00.
Stop The Hurt
During the month of November 2017, the employees of the Welch Banking Center and Operations joined together and raised $1,966.50 for the non-profit, nationally accredited children’s advocacy center, Stop the Hurt, Inc. located in McDowell County. Welch employees cooked and sold lunches on Fridays, sold Lapel Pins/Bracelets and t-shirts and contributed funds for “Bankers Go Blue for Stop the Hurt”. Throughout 2017, as well as prior and currently, MCNB Banks Trust Division has been very active with this organization. Stop the Hurt provides educational services for the prevention of child abuse, as well as counseling and support for children who have been abused and for their non-offending family members. In addition to giving monetary sponsorships to Stop the Hurt, MCNB also donates employees’ scheduled work time to attend meetings/events and to offer professional services. The bank recognizes that the need to protect and offer services to abused and neglected children in our home county is an unfortunate, but growing need.
American Cancer Society
In the fall of 2017, MCNB participated in raising over $3,000 for the American Cancer Society for Breast Cancer by supporting a 5K Color Run in Princeton, WV, along with several other Real Estate and Mortgage businesses.
Marsh Regional Bloodmobile
Our Richlands Banking Center location hosted a Marsh Regional Blood Center bloodmobile on August 4, 2017 in our front parking lot. MCNB employees saw the incredible value in helping this community effort because with Marsh, all the blood donations made in our region stays in our region. Marsh has been the largest hometown supplier of blood and blood products in Northeast TN and Southwest VA for 71 years. Today, they supply 17 medical facilities, 4 cancer centers, and rescue aircraft – all located in our local communities.
A few of our employees are members of Rotary Clubs in Mercer and Raleigh Counties. “Rotary is a worldwide organization of business and professional leaders that provides humanitarian service, encourages high ethical standards in all vocations, and helps build goodwill and peace in the world.” Through our employees’ involvement in 2017, we have helped to support good causes like our First Responders, our Veterans, SAFE and the Salvation Army.
Children’s Home Society
In May 2017, employees of our Princeton Banking Center attended an event to help the Mercer-Tazewell Board of Realtors with a Foster Bag Packing Party in support of Children’s Home Society and foster children of our area. MCNB donated needed items for the bags.
Southwest Virginia Community College
Our Richlands Banking Center participated in a community event in their area during the spring of 2017. On the 50th Anniversary of Southwest Virginia Community College, we set up a booth, networked and introduced our bank to several area residents and business owners. This 50-year milestone was very meaningful to residents of Tazewell, Russell and Buchanan Counties as this facility of higher learning has been instrumental in the lives of many.
During the month of April 2017, Autism Awareness Month, the employees of the Welch Banking Center and Operations joined together and raised $1,240 for Autism Speaks, a national advocacy organization. Welch employees cooked and sold lunches each Friday of the month and contributed funds for “Dress Down for Autism” during the week of April 17-21.
United Way of Southern WV
MCNB employees participated in the United Way of Southern West Virginia’s “Denim for a Difference” fund raiser April 3-7, 2017. Funds gathered support food pantries, the Equal Footing Shoe Fund and baby pantries throughout our region. MCNB employees made a difference by raising $550.