On Jan. 1, 2022, Farmers and Mechanics will begin a program which we hope will allow our customers to join us in supporting worthy non-profits throughout our communities. It is the bank’s belief that we each have a responsibility to serve and build up the communities in which we live.
Many of you likely watched a rendition of Dicken’s classic, A Christmas Carol, and were reminded that there is more to business and life than profit. True value is generated by what good is done with those profits.
The bank will create a new account, titled Community Matters Checking, to promote good within our community. Each year Farmers and Mechanics will select three worthy non-profit organizations.
For each new account opened throughout the year, the bank will donate $10 to one of the non-profits as designated by the account opener.
This year we asked our branches to each select a non-profit to support. However, you can open an account designated to any of the three of our recipients. Here is a little information about each nonprofit recipient of our 2022 Community Matters donations:
•Greene County General Hospital Foundation: The GCGH Foundation supports early detection of breast cancer with its support of subsidized mammograms. The smoking cessation program helps improve the health of those who successfully stop using tobacco products. The Foundation has touched many mothers, fathers, families and babies through its Sweet Dreams Bundles, Perinatal Navigator Program and by providing blood pressure cuffs to expecting mothers through the Lexi Poindexter Memorial Project.
• Bloomfield-Eastern Greene Public Library: A World of Information at your fingertips. The Library’s mission is to provide access to information, technology and experiences that enrich the lives of the residents in our community. Through various programs and services, they deliver lifelong learning opportunities to members of our community and provide comfortable spaces where people of all ages can study, work together and learn.
• Community Kitchen of Monroe County: Community Kitchen provides free nutritious meals, nutrition education, referrals to other agencies, and a clean, comfortable social environment for patrons, staff and volunteers. Through daily operations and educational outreach, Community Kitchen works to educate the public about the extent of hunger in Monroe County, explain probable causes of hunger and provide ways to respond to hunger needs. The agency’s ultimate goal is for individuals to achieve regular access to an adequate diet through normal means.
We hope you will consider opening an account and helping us share our blessings with these three worthy causes. For additional information about the program or about the account tied to the program, please call us and one of our employees will gladly answer.
Joshua Riggins is the president of Farmers & Mechanics Federal Bank in Bloomfield, and is committed to providing customers with a reliable and competent banking experience.