A gift of $10,000 from Union Bank to The Salvation Army of Wake County will provide much needed help and hope to Wake 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 Wake County through programs that provide food and meals, shelter, clothing, disaster relief, and Christmas gifts for children and seniors in need. 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 Major Al Newsome area commander of The Salvation Army of Wake and Lee 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.”