Community Highlights 2020
April 16, 2021
At New Tripoli Bank, we try to live up to our motto "People are More Valuable Than Money" by donating money to local organizations that make our community stronger.
2020 was a difficult year for a lot of people which is why it was more important than ever that New Tripoli Bank made sure local organizations had the resources they needed. This included donations to educational foundations, EMS companies, food pantries, fire companies, and historical societies, as well as sponsoring the many local events these organizations hold throughout the year. We hope you are proud of us and we thank all of our customers for their loyalty and confidence in us.
Here's a look back on a remarkable year of giving from New Tripoli Bank.
Community Highlights 2020
In addition to New Tripoli Bank's very strong financial performance in 2020, we've made sure every day to live by our motto that "People are More Valuable Than Money." Here's a look back at a remarkable year of community support and service.
This year, we were particularly proud to donate $60,000 toward the construction of the Northwestern Lehigh Veterans Memorial which will be constructed at Ontelaunee Park. The memorial will list the names of all our residents from the four townships of Northwestern Lehigh who served in the armed services, from the Revolutionary War to the present time, with provisions for adding Veterans' names into the future. The committee is more than halfway toward their fundraising goal of $300,000.
The bank also recognizes the critical need to provide a secure future for our children. In 2020, we donated a combined total of $135,000 to the Northwestern Lehigh, East Penn and Parkland School District
Education Foundations. We also gave more than $6,500 to athletic associations and sports groups across the Lehigh Valley.
At the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, we donated to Eight Oaks Farm Distillery in support of their efforts to rush production of hand sanitizer that was much needed by the community.
Likewise, four local ambulance companies were kept busy during the COVID crisis. Cetronia Ambulance, Northern Valley (EMS) Macungie Ambulance Corp. and Emmaus Ambulance Corp. received $22,000 from the bank.
With so many of our neighbors out of work because of COVID, food banks, food pantries and church organizations very much welcomed our support. Not only did our customers and employees donate food, we also took action by donating $42,000 to local food banks including Second Harvest Food Bank, Bethel Bible Fellowship Church Grocery, Christ Church Food Pantry at Lowhill, Northern Lehigh Food Bank and Zion Lutheran Church.
Twelve local fire companies in the bank's market received $32,000 as an acknowledgement of the critical role they play by handling emergencies, fires, vehicle accidents and medical emergencies. They also serve as meeting places for many social events in our area and help solidify our sense of community.
As the bank marks its 111-year anniversary, we recognize the importance of remembering our history and where we came from. The bank contributed $12,500 to eight local township historical societies whose mission is to preserve our community's unique history, collecting, maintaining, and celebrating records and relics from our past.
We hope you are as proud of New Tripoli Bank as we are. Your loyalty and confidence in us is very much appreciated. Thank you!