Putting the Community in Community Banking
Habitat for Humanity
First Federal Savings Bank supports Habitat for Humanity in several ways each year. Since 2006, our Bank has performed all loan closings for the local Habitat Builds at no cost to Habitat or the buyer.
In 2021, we donated $80,000 to Habitat for Humanity which was put toward construction of a new home in memory of Monica Stinchfield. Monica was employed with our Bank for 40 years having served last as the Senior Vice President of the Retail Lending Department. She passed away on December 1, 2020. Monica was very involved with the Habitat for Humanity nonprofit. She served on its Board of Directors for 16 years and was Chair of the Family Selection Committee. She also taught homeownership classes for Habitat.
In addition to funding the construction, our employees volunteer their time during the entire build process. First Federal employees help with the floor system, walls, roofing, doors and windows, siding, internal mechanics, pre-insulation, paint, cabinets and appliances, trim work and flooring, concrete, and the yard prep. We encourage our employees to volunteer at least one day per build to experience the fulfillment that volunteering provides.
Sleep in Heavenly Peace
Each year, we sponsor a Sleep in Heavenly Peace build where our employees volunteer their time constructing and delivering 40 beds for children in our community who were sleeping on the floor.
Ukrainian Refugee Relief
In March of 2022, we announced our partnership with the International Red Cross to raise money for Ukrainian Refugees. In a matter of days, we collected over $28,000 and are overwhelmed with the amount of support our community has provided to this worthy cause in such a short time. These donations are used to support the most vital humanitarian needs including food, shelter, critical care items, and first aid.
Realtor/Affiliate Workday at Mesker Park Zoo
Since 2010, First Federal Savings Bank has sponsored and volunteered each year at the Realtor/Affiliate Workday at Mesker Park Zoo. Our employees and their family members spend the day completing several projects including planting flowers, painting, picking up trash, and more!