A gift of $10,000 from Greenville, NC based Union Bank, to The Salvation Army of Durham, Orange and Person Counties will provide much needed help and hope to Person County families and individuals impacted by COVID-19. The donation is earmarked to provide food and meal assistance to children and families impacted by the pandemic.
“On behalf of our Union Bank family, we are proud to offer a measure of relief during this unprecedented time,” said Rob Jones, CEO of Union Bank. “One of our core values is to make a difference in our communities. This contribution recognizes the challenges that individuals and families in our markets currently face. I am especially proud to say that this gift includes contributions from Union Bank, members of our Board of Directors and personal contributions from Executive Management”.
Annually, The Salvation Army serves thousands of people in Person, Durham and Orange Counties through programs that provide food and meals, shelter, clothing, disaster relief, rent and utilities assistance and Christmas gifts for needy children and seniors. The COVID-19 pandemic has posed major financial setbacks for North Carolina residents and The Salvation Army has received an influx of requests for assistance.
“COVID-19 continues to bring challenges for many people,” said Captain Enrique Perez of The Salvation Army of Durham, Orange and Person Counties. “The need for Salvation Army social service programming is essential in our community. This gift from Union Bank will strengthen our feeding programs to help people facing financial difficulties at this time.”