• First Shore Federal Donates $10,000 to COVID-19 Relief Funds to UWLES

    First Shore Federal Donates $10,000 to COVID-19 Relief Funds

    First Shore Federal is contributing $10,000 to help the nonprofit organizations on the Lower Eastern Shore that are impacted by COVID-19. Funds will be split, with $5,000 going to United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore’s LIVE UNITED Response Fund and the remaining $5,000 to Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund.

    “The negative impact of COVID 19, from both a health and economic standpoint, has been severe. First Shore Federal believes that United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore and Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore are outstanding organizations which will serve the needs of our local non-profit community during this crisis. We are honored and obligated to join in that effort,” said Marty Neat, President & CEO of First Shore Federal.

    With many people facing limited personal resources due to situations like unemployment caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, nonprofit services are in greater demand, which will quickly deplete funding and resources. Contributions provided through these funds will help to keep local nonprofits operating.

    “First Shore Federal was one of the original organizations to help establish what is now UWLES, and we are eternally grateful for their continued dedication and support of our community,” said Pam Gregory, President and CEO of UWLES. “Through partnerships like this, we are able to continue to meet the needs of the most vulnerable in our community.”

    First Shore Federal is joined by numerous supporters who have donated to both UWLES and CFES, including but not limited to: Richard A. Henson Foundation, Franklin P. & Arthur W. Perdue Foundation, Delmarva Power, Tony and Donna Gilkerson and M&T Bank. “With the support of our community, we are putting ourselves in a stronger position to assist and strengthen nonprofits on the Lower Shore,” said Erica Joseph, President of CFES. To learn more, apply, or give visit UWLES.org/COVID19 or CFES.org/covid19

    For information contact: United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore: Courtney Hastings, Marketing & Events Coordinator | c. 703-577-3493 | courtney@uwles.org
    Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore: Victoria Kent, Marketing Officer | c. 240-599-6228 |vkent@CFES.org
    First Shore Federal: Marty Neat, President | c. 410-546-1101 |mneat@firstshorefederal.com

    About United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore:
    United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore, now in its 75th year, serves all communities in Dorchester, Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties. United Way helps Lower Shore residents obtain Educational Success by reducing the achievement gap between low and middle income students, Financial Stability by advancing the economic security of families and individuals, and Good Health by improving access to and awareness of local health and wellness services. United Way collaborates with organizations and stakeholders to strengthen our community and provides over $1 million annually in support of 80 programs and community initiatives, impacting 1 in every 3 individuals on the Lower Shore. For more information on United Way or to help make a difference, visit www.uwles.org,  www.ShoreGetConnected.org, or on Facebook and Instagram.

    About the Community Foundation:
    As leaders, grant makers, and stewards of philanthropy, the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore connects people who care to causes that matter for the common good of the Lower Eastern Shore. We are a 501c3 nonprofit with an inspiring history of fostering charitable endeavors, and have provided more than $84 million in grants and scholarships to the local community since 1984. We collaborate with individuals, families, and businesses to match their charitable interests with community needs and strengthen local nonprofits through grants and resources. We are devoted to improving our regional community and believe in the power of philanthropy.

    About First Shore Federal:
    First Shore Federal is a federally insured financial institution headquartered in Salisbury with eight branches across the Lower Shore of Delmarva.