Community Bank donates to YMCA

From left are Brent Raabe, the YMCA’s director of association development; Jody Spears, Community Bank Olean branch and district manager; Kristen Tim, YMCA senior director of branch operations; Christie Thornton, YMCA director of association initiatives. Community Bank has donated $3,000 to the YMCA of the Twins Tiers.

OLEAN — Community Bank has donated $3,000 to the YMCA of the Twin Tiers to support the organization’s annual fundraising campaign.

The donation will benefit the Olean and Wellsville YMCA locations.

“Our local branches are proud to support the YMCA of the Twin Tiers for its upcoming year,” Community Bank District Manager Jody Spears said. “The YMCA empowers people and communities to learn by providing supportive and inclusive environments where health and well-being develop. We are thrilled to support their efforts.”

The YMCA of Twin Tiers serves more than 11,000 members and an additional 3,000 program participants through its Allegany, Cattaraugus and McKean branches. The organization also provides after-school child care at nine licensed sites in seven school districts, as well as two YMCA Child Care and Early Learning Centers.

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