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Home Savings, 1st Federal make COVID commitment

YOUNGSTOWN — First Federal Bank and Home Savings Bank, recently merged, are making a $100,000 commitment from the Charitable Foundation to help local nonprofit partners in many areas of Ohio, Indiana and Michigan address the challenges faced from the COVID-19 global pandemic.

The funds will support organizations that are focused on providing medical supplies, food and other critical health-related essentials to the elderly.

Home Savings Bank has donated $10,000 to the Easterseals of Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties.

“We are hopeful that these funds will help make an immediate and meaningful impact for their organization as we all work to bring an end to this serious challenge,” said Frank Hierro, Mahoning Valley regional president, Home Savings Bank.

Also, First Federal Bank has donated 2,000 N95 masks to the Defiance County Emergency Management Agency. The masks were from inventory that First Federal Bank had in storage locally in Defiance.

“Since the beginning of this pandemic, reports around the world are showing that the elderly are especially vulnerable during this outbreak. This is true throughout our market areas as well,” stated Vince Liuzzi, executive vice president and chief banking officer, head of community banking for First Federal Bank.

“As a community bank, our local leadership easily identified needs and quickly directed our support to vital community partners serving the elderly within the communities we call home.”

Added Gary Small, president, Home Savings Bank: “First Federal and Home Savings share a deep commitment to serving our clients and communities. As we continue to grow, so does the impact we have on our communities. Our commitment to providing excellence in service extends beyond banking. It includes giving back to the communities in which we live and work, striving to make a difference each and every day.”

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