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19 Jul, 2024
Farmer’s National Bank raises money, supplies for those displaced by Realty Building explosion
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Farmer’s National Bank raises money, supplies for those displaced by Realty Building explosion

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In total, the bank collected $1,500 and 12 boxes of supplies. The bank also made a $5,000 donation of its own.

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Farmer’s National Bank collected money and supplies for residents who were evacuated from the Realty Tower and International Towers following the explosion at the Realty Building in downtown Youngstown in May.

In June, Farmers locations in all three Valley counties accepted cash donations from customers and employees and collected microwaveable and ready-to-eat food and beverages, as well as paper items such as plates, paper towels and silverware for those affected by the blast.

In total, the bank collected $1,500 and 12 boxes of supplies. The bank also made a $5,000 donation of its own.

All proceeds will be donated to the United Way of Youngstown and Mahoning Valley to help provide shelter and food to those affected by the outbreak.

“In times like these, our Valley is known for coming together to support each other. We can only hope that we can play a small part in helping our community get back on track.
“Interest rates,” said Amber Wallace, director of retail sales and marketing at Farmers National Bank.

Realty Tower residents were displaced from the building following the May 28 explosion, and an evacuation order was issued shortly thereafter for residents of the neighboring International Towers.

Last week, Realty Tower residents learned that on July 10, before the building’s demolition, which is scheduled to begin Thursday, they would be able to retrieve some of their belongings.