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December 2004 News News page Archive

Peoples Bank Receives Community Partnership Award

Peoples Bank was recently honored with a Community Partnership Award at the Community Action Partnership 2004 Annual Convention in Washington, DC. Peoples Bank was recognized for outstanding contributions in free banking services, low interest rate loans, homebuyer education and assistance programs, and other contributions.

Washington-Morgan Community Action owes much of its successes to its thirty- year partnership with Peoples Bank. Peoples Bank has supported the organization’s initiatives by providing free savings accounts to low-income families and access to low-interest rates. The low-interest rates have allowed Washington-Morgan Community Action to develop much needed low-income housing throughout the community as well as keep monthly rents below the average in the community.

When Washington-Morgan Community Action wished to provide homebuyer education, Peoples Bank provided individuals who taught budgeting and were there to discuss the process and responsibilities involved in home ownership. Peoples Bank also acquired Federal Home Bank resources in order to provide their own loan products to assist low and moderate-income families purchase a home. And in testament to a true partnership, Peoples Bank donated a building to Washington-Morgan Community Action so that they could expand their operations and provide clients with a new, professional looking facility.

Peoples Bank was one of only three honorees at the national gala event celebrating Community Action's 40 years of service to low and moderate-income families. One of over 1,100 Community Action agencies nationwide, the Community Action Program of Washington-Morgan Counties (Ohio) nominated Peoples Bank to receive the award for its 30-year partnership to support low-income families in its market areas.

Washington-Morgan Community Action Washington and Morgan Counties, Ohio

218 Putnam Street, Marietta, OH 45750 (740) 373-3745
50 W. Third Street, PO Box 398, Malta, OH 43758
(740) 962-3827