Released 31 July 2012
Huntington Bank cares about giving back to its communities in a direct
hands-on way. For the fourth consecutive year, through the bank's backpack
program, 1,200 needy Western Pennsylvania kids will return to school well
prepared and ready to learn. Huntington is again working with The Salvation
Army to provide children K through 8th grade with new backpacks, a wide variety
of school supplies and so much more.
On the morning of August 2nd, a
large panel truck will be loaded at Huntington's downtown Pittsburgh branch.
The truck will then travel to two of The Salvation Army Worship and Service
Centers in the area. At one center, 185 Allegheny County children will be
treated. It will then travel to the next center for lunch and a special
delivery to 75 more kids. The remaining 940 backpacks will be distributed at
other Salvation Worship and Service Centers throughout the 28 county Western
"We are pleased for the fourth consecutive
year to join forces with The Salvation Army for our signature backpack
program," said Dave Hammer, president for Huntington in the Pittsburgh Region.
One of the most valued traditions at Huntington is our ability to respond to
the needs of our communities. Frequently, disadvantaged families do not have
the means to provide adequate school supplies for their children. Working with
the Salvation Army to make a difference for area families is the right thing to