First Shore Federal gives $10K to aid virus programs

Erica Joseph and Pam Gregory.

First Shore Federal is contributing $10,000 to help the nonprofit organizations on the Lower Eastern Shore that are impacted by Covid-19. Funds will be split, with $5,000 going to United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore’s “Live United” Response Fund and the remaining $5,000 to Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore’s Covid-19 Emergency Response Fund.

“The negative impact of Covid-19, from both a health and economic standpoint, has been severe. First Shore Federal believes that United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore and Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore are outstanding organizations which will serve the needs of our local nonprofit community during this crisis. We are honored and obligated to join in that effort,” said Marty Neat, President and CEO of First Shore Federal.

Marty Neat.

With many people facing limited personal resources due to situations like unemployment caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, nonprofit services are in greater demand, which will quickly deplete funding and resources. Contributions provided through these funds will help to keep local nonprofits operating.

“First Shore Federal was one of the original organizations to help establish what is now UWLES, and we are eternally grateful for their continued dedication and support of our community,” said Pam Gregory, President and CEO of UWLES.

“Through partnerships like this, we are able to continue to meet the needs of the most vulnerable in our community.”

First Shore Federal is joined by numerous supporters who have donated to both UWLES and CFES, including but not limited to: Richard A. Henson Foundation, Franklin P. & Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, Delmarva Power, Tony and Donna Gilkerson and M&T Bank.

“With the support of our community, we are putting ourselves in a stronger position to assist and strengthen nonprofits on the Lower Shore,” said Erica Joseph, President of CFES.

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Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
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