We ran, we walked, we shopped and we hauled. We wore purple and distributed supplies and information to help our communities. Whether dressed as Seuss, Elf or Fox, we smiled and served. MCNB’s Sponsorship Committee is pleased to share with you a few of the good things we did in our communities throughout the year 2019. In addition to various monetary donations given in response to letters of requests received, our employees and customers got involved in several good causes.
In 2019, several employees attended and helped with functions in and around Mercer County organized by the Chamber of Commerce of the Two Virginias, area Rotary Clubs or Board of Realtors: the February Chuck Mathena event for Women’s Shelters; the July 4th Celebration in Princeton for all area residents; the Cajun Crawl, a fun evening for networking for Chamber members and for the community; and the 2019 Coal Show, a widely attended event for anyone associated with the coal industry in southern WV and south eastern VA.
Each year around the time of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, March 2, schools around the country celebrate the joy and importance of reading on a Read-To-Me-Day. A few of our Welch employees visited area schools and read to children as MCNB representatives.
In the spring, a locally owned business, Goodson’s Supermarkets, reached out to us about their planned Petting Zoo for the children of the area. We became a corporate sponsor of Great American Petting Zoo at the Welch Goodson’s location on June 3, 2019 along with Utz Potato Chips, United Dairy, Sun-Glo of Idaho and D.R. Walcher Farms.
Our Welch Trust Department received a request to support the WV Alzheimer’s Association in observance of The Longest Day, June 22. The Executive Director of the WV Chapter is a former MCNB Summer Intern and native of Welch. Her personal passion for this cause, as evidenced in the following lines from her letter to us, moved us to sponsor: “My grandmother was a resident of Kimball and lived with Alzheimer’s for almost nine years. We were not aware of the Alzheimer’s Association or its services during that time. It is my hope that we can provide brochures and flyers in each location participating.” Recognizing this debilitating disease and how it affects families from every walk of life, the Welch Branch and Operations employees all willingly wore purple each Friday during the month of June and made available much printed information in our lobbies; and the bank gave a helpful donation to be used toward Alzheimer’s research and family aid.
On Saturday evening, July 27, several of our Welch employees and family members participated in the Color Run in Martha Moore Park in Welch to support Stop The Hurt, an organization to protect and assist abused children and their caretakers. We had fun picking the name for our team and had several creative suggestions, ultimately settling on “The Young and the Breathless”.
During Halloween, several Operations and Welch Branch employees dressed up and visited every elementary school in McDowell County handing out treat bags. Several other employees pitched in days beforehand stuffing nearly 1,500 bags with coin shaped candy, pencils and a small card to the parents and grandparents, advertising savings accounts for children.
And during the season of giving, several of our branches came to our Sponsorship Committee with causes to become involved with and to support.
In Raleigh County, we supported the Women’s Resource Center by purchasing bikes for needy kids. Also, at Beckley and Daniels, for the second successive year, we took up donated food, cleaning and other items for the Raleigh County Humane Society, who were running low on supplies.
In Welch, our employees and customers helped the Welch Detachment of the State Police in their Toy Drive by building an authentic SP Trooper Sleigh and piling it high with toys for kids of all ages.
In Mercer County, we participated in the Realtors’ Christmas Luncheon and helped the kids in the Juvenille Detention center.
In Richlands, we opened a special donation account for the town of Richlands Police’s White Christmas for Children, placed signs throughout the town and raised both money and awareness for area children who truly needed help at Christmas time.
Each year, the bank sponsors many events, area High School Project Graduations and other worthy community causes. When our employees get involved, these events can be much more rewarding.
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