Bank donates $1,000 for The Great Down Payment Giveaway
First National Community Bank (FNCB), the largest community bank in Northeastern Pennsylvania, announced today a $1,000 donation to the Scranton Office of Economic and Community Development (OECD). The donation will be used as part of the "The Great Down Payment Giveaway" at Monday's South Scranton HOME Ownership Fair coordinated by the United Neighborhood Center's Elm Street Revitalization Project.
FNCB's contribution will help an income eligible person or family purchase a home.
"Our support is part of FNCB's ongoing commitment to help deserving individuals and families realize the dream of homeownership," said Richard Padula, assistant vice president, mortgage loan supervisor at FNCB. "Supporting organizations and programs that benefit the communities we serve is at the heart of our mission to be simply a better bank."
Through the contest, run by OECD, one winner will be awarded up to $21,500 in down payment and closing cost assistance to purchase a home in Scranton.
"It's a great opportunity to jumpstart the home buying process." Padula added. "We are proud to be a partner."
The South Scranton HOME Ownership Fair will take place Monday, April 29 from 12 p.m. - 6 p.m. at the former Marian Catholic School at St. John Neumann Parish, 638 Hemlock St., Scranton.
Representatives from FNCB will be on hand to discuss financing options for prospective homeowners including special rates and discounts for first-time home buyers as well as free pre-qualifications and credit reviews.
The support of the City of Scranton OECD and the United Neighborhood Center represents part of FNCB's larger Community Caring initiative. Through outreach programs, donations, and an employee volunteer network, FNCB is committed to helping the communities they serve.
Founded in 1910, FNCB supports its mission: Simply a better bank(tm) with an endless commitment to the communities they serve. With 21 branches throughout Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, and Wayne counties, FNCB is the largest community bank in Northeastern Pennsylvania leading the way in personal, small business and commercial banking solutions. For more information, visit www.fncb.com