Since 1993, over $65,890.00 has been donated to United Way in Ottawa County by the National Bank of Ohio. NBOH has also had diaper and food drives, and time has been volunteered by NBOH employees.
United Way’s mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities, to advance the common good. United Way 211 connected 1,262 Ottawa County residents to community resources in 2011.
48 percent of children in the Port Clinton City Schools qualify for free or reduced-price lunches. A summer lunch program was created by several local organizations to help ensure that students have access to healthy meals in the summer. The Summer Lunch & Fun program served more than 75 nutritious lunches two days a week at three sites to any student that attended Port Clinton City Schools in 2011.
Many families with limited incomes have personal goals of increasing their financial stability. Public benefits and community resources may be available, but the complexity of the system makes it difficult to gain access. With the help of the United Way, 494 people were assisted through the Ottawa County family wrap-around programs and case management, providing a guiding hand and support toward long-term financial and housing stability.
More than 40 people have raised their hands to volunteer for a three-year, community-wide campaign to recruit100 readers and tutors.
223 volunteers gave their time for United Way’s annual fundraiser, Gem Beach Rocks, on Catawba Island.
The National Bank of Ohio would like to encourage local businesses and individuals to join them in giving, advocating, and volunteering as they make an even greater difference this year.
NBOH has been in business since 1934 and is an independently-owned provider of financial services to businesses and consumers. Currently NBOH operates four full- service offices located in Oak Harbor, Curtice, Port Clinton and Oregon, and two loan production offices in Perrysburg and Fremont, Ohio.