Workers from Community Bank branches in Canton, Ogdensburg, Potsdam, Gouverneur, Waddington celebrate good neighbor day
Friday, October 11, 2019 - 5:45 pm

CANTON -- For the second consecutive year, Community Bank N.A. celebrated National Good Neighbor Day the week of Sept. 22 by getting out in the community.

Branches across the bank’s four-state footprint marked the day with neighborly activities and by donating to community causes and organizations.

In total, Community Bank N.A. donated $57,250 to local nonprofits throughout New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont and Massachusetts. Locally, New York State branches contributed $41,750 to local nonprofits of their choice, including Grasse River Food Pantry, Star Lake Food Pantryand New Beginnings Food & Clothing Outreach.

More than 109 branches joined the celebration to spread neighborly spirit with activities such as hosting food drives, lawn work for elderly neighbors or volunteering at a local food pantry. Five branches in St. Lawrence County got out in their community to participate:

• Canton held a donation drive for Renewal House, collecting items such as diapers, wipes and underwear.

• Ogdensburg Ford Street collected blankets, kitty litter and pet food for St. Lawrence SPCA.

• Potsdam met with Family Support Services to discuss the Grief Adventure Program’s tools, techniques and guidelines that could be used to help support those who are grieving. The program was implemented in local schools this year.

• Gouverneur provided desserts to Methodist Church for its senior luncheon. In addition, the branch team volunteered to deliver meals.

• Waddington participated in Norwood Volunteer Fire Department’s recent fundraiser.

“Community is something we take very seriously,” Community Bank N.A. Massena Branch Manager Sue Perkins said. “National Good Neighbor Day is an opportunity for us to showcase the love we have for our communities and neighbors — all while having fun! We’re truly honored to be a part of this community and are grateful for the chance to give back.”