The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore presented First Shore Federal Savings and Loan with a “Community Service Award” in appreciation for their long-term philanthropic support for charitable causes and nonprofit organizations throughout the region.
The award was presented during the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours hosted by the Community Foundation on April 28th. "First Shore Federal Savings and Loan is truly a community leader in providing philanthropic support for charity," said Spicer Bell, CFES president. "Their example is a real inspiration to all of us and shows what a difference the business community can make in improving the lives of our fellow citizens through charitable giving," he added.
In just the past 18 years alone, since First Shore Federal Savings and Loan established a charitable fund at the Community Foundation, they have given over 530 grants totaling over $800,000 to charities and nonprofit organizations in our area. First Shore Federal, in 2009, was recognized by the United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore by being listed on their top 25 List for 100% Participation in support of the United Way.
Other organizations that have benefited from charitable support from First Shore Federal include the Salisbury Zoo, the Boy Scouts, MAC, Inc., the Salisbury Fire Department, the Seton Center, the Fruitland Community Center, the Salisbury-Wicomico Arts Council, the Village of Hope, Dove Pointe, the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, and dozens of additional charitable causes throughout the region.
First Shore Federal Savings and Loan also encourages employees to volunteer for nonprofit organizations. First Shore employees regularly volunteer at: Habitat For Humanity, Junior Achievement, Peninsula Regional Medical Center, Salisbury Zoo, Magi Fund, and Salisbury Neighborhood Housing.