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Wells Fargo team members in the Lehigh Valley presented a $16,000 check and donated more than 2,100 pounds of food to the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania. Pictured are Wells Fargo employees presenting the check to Paul Lynch, director of Second Harvest Food Bank.
Wells Fargo team members in the Lehigh Valley presented a $16,000 check and donated more than 2,100 pounds of food to the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania. Pictured are Wells Fargo employees presenting the check to Paul Lynch, director of Second Harvest Food Bank. Wells Fargo Lehigh Valley volunteered at the annual Easter Seals holiday party and presented the organization with a $17,000 donation. The event featured hands-on craft tables, holiday themed activities and more. Pictured are people from Wells Fargo and Easter Seals. Easter Seals provides services to people with disabilities. Mack Truck was the ‘Juror’s Favorite’ at the Canstruction Greater Lehigh Valley competition during the holiday season at Lehigh Valley Mall in Whitehall Township. Structures were built from canned goods and had a Lehigh Valley heritage theme. Mack Truck built the largest display and was among six winners. All food was donated to Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania following the event. Pictured are the Mack Truck team and its winning display. New Tripoli Bank donated $10,000 to Northern Valley Emergency Medical Services Inc., a volunteer-based nonprofit emergency medical service department serving Walnutport, Slatington and the townships of North Whitehall, Washington, Heidelberg and parts of Lowhill Township in Lehigh County. Pictured from left: David Hunsicker, chairman and president, New Tripoli Bank; Jason Breininger of Northern Valley; and Michele Hunsicker, executive vice president, New Tripoli Bank. The bank donated $10,000 to Cetronia Ambulance Corps to advance the organization’s lifesaving mission. Pictured from left: Matthew Diffenderfer, paramedic; Gabriella Noga, emergency medical technician; John Hayes, executive vice president and chief lending officer, New Tripoli Bank; Larry Wiersch, CEO, Cetronia Ambulance Corps; Hunsicker; David Roehrig, chairman of the board of trustees, Cetronia Ambulance Corps; Ricardo Menendez, paramedic; and Eric Hunter, paramedic. Quaker Steak & Lube restaurants in Pohatcong, Brick and Edison, N.J., donated a portion of proceeds from sales of ‘pink drinks’ sold during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. Representatives from the restaurant group presented a $1,000 check to the Tinton Falls, N.J.-based Beauty Foundation for Cancer Care. Pictured from left: Victor Russomanno, area director, Quaker Steak & Lube; Reggie DeBendetto, volunteer coordinator, The Beauty Foundation for Cancer Care; and Bryan Younghans, marketing manager, Quaker Steak & Lube. The TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce of Pottstown held a membership breakfast at Brookside Country Club in Pottstown to educate its members on how to find balance. The chamber welcomed Tony Campolo (pictured) professor emeritus of sociology at Eastern University, who presented a seminar on finding balance. Waste Management donated $5,000 to Communities In Schools of the Lehigh Valley through the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program. Pictured are Judy Belaires (left), vice president of advancement, Communities In Schools of the Lehigh Valley, and Patty Barthel, public affairs, Waste Management. A group from T&M Associates Bethlehem office volunteered with Habitat for Humanity of the Lehigh Valley to help rehabilitate a property in Allentown as part of the company’s 50 Ways of Giving campaign. T&M is a consulting, environmental, engineering and construction management company. Pictured from left: Chelsea Lamb, T&M; Matthew Harleman, T&M; Steve Hughes, Habitat; Camille Urbano, Habitat; and Russ Benner, T&M. For the Thanksgiving holiday, the information technology department of Easton Hospital, in partnership with RCN, Crothall Healthcare, GC Electric and Edwards Business Systems, raised $1,100 to buy 350 turkeys that were delivered to four Easton-area nonprofits. Safe Harbor received 75 turkeys, Third Street Alliance for Women and Children received 30, Easton Area Community Center received 30 and the Salvation Army received 215. An additional $400 was given to Safe Harbor to buy other holiday food items. The turkeys were purchased from Giant. Volunteers in the photo include: Kevin Todd, RCN; Nick Loggia, RCN; Meghan Burke, RCN; Paula Fedorko, Easton Hospital; Linda Smith, Easton Hospital; Malissa Kurtz, Easton Hospital; Juan Williams, Easton Hospital; Glen Leatherman, Easton Hospital; Don Lutz, Easton Hospital; Ed Walsh, Easton Hospital; and Steve Couch, Crothall Healthcare. QNB Bank of Quakertown sponsored the North Penn Reading Super Bowl in Lansdale with a $1,500 donation. The program is designed to spark an interest in reading among elementary school students. Players from North Penn High School’s football team visited local elementary schools to read a book and hand out a football trading card to students. Pictured is April Donahue (in orange), QNB Bank branch manager, presenting the check to students and staff of North Penn High School.

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