As the finale to a two-month renovation of its Perkasie – Market St. Branch, Penn Community Bank held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Monday, May 24. But before the shears and the photographs, team members rolled up their sleeves and brought the bank’s community-first brand and mission to life.
Starting with a wave of “Community Acts of Kindness,” groups of team members spent over $3,000 at local businesses throughout the borough, purchasing gift cards and items to distribute to residents. The effort supported Perkasie’s borough-wide #ShopPerkasie initiative — a community response to COVID-19’s impact on local shops and restaurants.
After a local lunch at one of Perkasie’s many eateries, the Penn Community Bank staff regrouped to pick up litter in Lenape Park and Kulp Playground. Bagging litter and clearing open areas embodied the bank’s call to serve as a catalyst for change and growth in the communities it serves.
The day also included a $5,000 donation to Pennridge FISH, a volunteer service provider to those in need in the Pennridge School District. Located near the Market St. Branch, FISH houses a food pantry, runs a clothing outlet, and offers financial support. The contribution will help purchase additional freezer space for the nonprofit, expanding its ability to receive and store food donations.
“Branch revitalization is crucial. Improving our physical offices increases the quality of interactions between our team members and customers, while highlighting our commitment to the communities we serve,” said Jeane M. Vidoni, president and CEO of Penn Community Bank. “We’re proud to be a part of Perkasie. From the upgraded branch to our volunteerism in the community, we take our mission to serve as a catalyst for growth seriously.”