Mahoning Valley

 

Community Investment and Affordable Housing

  • The YWCA of Youngstown: We're working with the YWCA of Youngstown and the Ohio Equity Fund XVIII on this project, which will include 30 efficiency and one-bedroom apartments for permanent supportive housing for homeless single women and single women with children. Support services at this facility will include case management with weekly individual sessions, health care planning, advocacy services, provision for basic needs including food, clothing, linens and personal items, bus and taxi fare, assistance with income-related applications, and support groups.

Meeting Critical Needs

  • American Heart Association
  • Erie Heart Society
  • Jameson Health Care Foundation
  • Jameson Health System
  • Make a Wish Foundation
  • New Castle Community YMCA
  • United Way of Lawrence
  • United Way of Mahoning
  • United Way of Mercer
  • United Way of Trumbull
  • Youth Build Mahoning Valley

Financial Education

Huntington colleagues volunteer with Junior Achievement throughout the year, providing financial education to students from low- to moderate-income households. Huntington colleagues volunteer in these community programs: High School Financial Planning Program, Ethics Day, Our Families, Our Community, JA Global Marketplace, Our Region, Ourselves, Girl Scout Entrepreneur Program, Spartan Blitz Day and more. Huntington also supports the annual Junior Achievement Bowl-a-thon, the number one fundraiser for Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley.


Additional Community Involvement

  • Boardman Park
  • City of Warren
  • Ellwood City
  • Hiram College
  • Kent State University
  • Trumbull County Educational Service Center
  • Warren City School Foundation
  • Westminster College
  • WFMJ
  • Youngstown State University

Volunteerism

  • American Cancer Society Warren Relay for Life: This 24-hour event brings together thousands of people to raise money to help prevent cancer. Huntington is one of the few businesses that have been involved in the Relay since it began 18 years ago. Over 100 Huntington colleagues volunteer each year in the Relay to help raise money and also volunteer on the planning committee, fundraising, and to work our tent.
  • American Heart Association: Our colleagues participate in the annual Heart Walk at Youngstown State University.
  • Hellbender Bluff Reforestation: For several years, Huntington colleagues have volunteered in the annual Spring Tree Planting project at the Hellbender Bluff County Park, located in Columbiana County. The property will help protect a mile of shoreline along a section of the Little Beaver Creek, which is designated as a national and state wild and scenic river.
  • Volunteerism through board memberships: Huntington colleagues in the Mahoning Valley serve on a variety of boards in their communities. They raise money, visit area schools to talk about financial education, support marketing efforts, help with business planning, and more.
  • WKBN Caring for Our Community: The program provides fingerprint and photo identification of 5,000 children each year, to be used in the event that a child is lost or kidnapped. About 300 Huntington colleagues volunteer each year, fingerprinting and photographing children and providing their parents with photo identification cards. As part of the program, Huntington colleagues also visit local libraries and read to children during story hour and get involved with picking up litter with the Green Team.
  • WQLN Auction: Each year, Huntington colleagues volunteer to help out on and off air before, during, and after the auction, which raises money to help fund educational programs throughout the community.

Awards and Recognition

  • Aubrey Blews, banking office manager and general manager received a certificate of appreciation from the Youngstown Board of Education for teaching in McGuffey Elementary last year for Junior Achievement.
  • John Lacy, Vice President, Mortgage Sales Manager, received the Affiliate of the Year award from the Warren, Ohio, Area Board of Realtors for his service to and sponsorship of Warren Area Board of Realtors events. Lacy also serves on several other non-profit boards: Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley, Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership, Warren High Schools Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame, and the Warren Football Association. He serves on the American Home Week Committee, the financial advisory committee for Warren City Schools and his church finance committee. He also volunteers as an assistant coach of the Warren Harding girls basketball team and girls middle school soccer team.
  • Huntington's Mahoning Valley Region was recently recognized, for the third consecutive year, as "Bank Partner of the Year" by the Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corporation.

Mahoning Valley Contact:
Sandra Lisko
The Huntington National Bank
108 Main Avenue, SW
Warren, OH 44482
1-330-841-0731 Phone
1-330-841-0432 Fax
sandra.lisko@huntington.com