United Way. In 2020, First Shore Federal donated $25,957 to United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore programs and COVID-related initiatives. Shown, from left, United Way President/CEO, Pam Gregory, Community Outreach Coordinator, Amanda Hailey, First Shore Federal CRA Officer, Sharon Morris, and First Shore Federal President/CEO, Marty Neat.
March of Dimes. March of Dimes recognizes First Shore. Shown receiving an award from the March of Dimes are (from left) Brenda Ruark, First Shore vice president, Becky Kambarn, First Shore Federal assistant internal auditor and former March of Dimes board vice president, and Lee "Skip" Johnson, First Shore vice president. Presenting the award are Jackie and Todd Karli of WBOC TV.
Jim Barrett Award. First Shore Federal Board of Directors vice-chairman Tom Hershey (center) was awarded the United Way of the Eastern Shore's 2018 Jim Barrett Community Leadership Award. He is congratulated by United Way President & CEO Pam Gregory, left, Ellen Barrett Abbott, Todd Hershey, and United Way chair Dana Seiler.
Diakonia. Debbie Tingle, branch manager and Karla Shenk, head teller of the Ocean Pines branch attend and provide a First Shore sponsorship for the Empty Bowl fundraiser to support Diakonia and the Art League of Ocean City.
Wor-Wic Community College. First Shore has contributed to the Wicomico Economic Impact Scholarship program at Wor Wic Community College. Graduating seniors from Wicomico high schools may qualify for this program to attend the college on scholarship. Shown are Sharon Morris and Marty Neat of First Shore Federal with Dr. Ray Hoy, president of Wor Wic Community College. Mr. Neat also serves as chairman of the board of trustees of the college.
W. Leonard Brown & First Shore Federal Service Scholarship. The tenth annual W. Leonard Brown & First Shore Federal Savings & Loan Service Scholarship was awarded from the scholarship fund at the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore. Shown presenting the check are Jim Covington, retired vice principal, Pocomoke High School, Gail Covington, community leader and daughter of the late W. Leonard Brown and Jim Jones, First Shore Federal Pocomoke Branch Manager, to Peyton E. Becker of Pocomoke City, recipient of the scholarship.
Habitat for Humanity. Shown presenting a contribution for tax credits to Habitat for Humanity of Wicomico County is (from left) Christina William, development coordinator of Habitat, Sharon Morris, First Shore CRA officer, Molly Hilligoss, executive director of Habitat, Gene Malone, regional commercial loan officer of First Shore and Marty Neat, First Shore CEO. Mr. Malone also serves as chairman of the Habitat board of directors and Mrs. Morris serves on its board.
Sussex County Habitat for Humanity. Diane Koch, Sussex County officer and loan originator presents an annual contribution to Kevin Gilmore, executive director of Sussex County Habitat for Humanity.
Coastal Hospice. First Shore Federal donated to the Macky & Pam Stansell House of Coastal Hospice, committed to provide a safe and compassionate place for hospice patients.