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Area bank invests $40K in community center

Jun. 20, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- One area bank made an investment in one Huntington community Wednesday afternoon.

Fifth Third Central Ohio representatives presented a $40,000 check Wednesday to the J.W. Scott Community Center at 1637 8th Avenue in Huntington, which is operated by Goodwill Industries of KYOWVA. The facility commonly is used for financial education events and workforce developing programs in the community.

The investment was made possible by Fifth Third Bancorp's CRA Enterprise Investment Fund, which is designed to strengthen CRA lending, investment and service performance across the company.

"This award from Fifth Third Bank represents a long-time commitment to this community by the bank," said Kimberly Lewis, executive director of Goodwill Industries of KYOWVA "It is just one investment of many that the bank and Goodwill have made together over the years in joint projects including the Fifth Third Financial Empowerment Mobile (eBus) and the Fifth Third Young Banker's Club in area schools."

Contributions from the EIF must directly benefit low- and moderate-income individuals and/or geographies, designated disaster areas; or distressed or underserved non-metropolitan middle-income geographies. They must also have the primary purpose of community development.

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