ELLSWORTH — Tony McKim, president and chief executive officer of First National Bank, recently announced that the bank has donated $25,000 to support United Farmer Veterans of Maine.
“We are very pleased to support this fine organization” McKim said. “As a company, First National Bank is not only committed to helping our state’s veteran community, but we are also passionate about ending food insecurity in Maine.
“Support for UFVME not only helps veterans find a new purpose and mission in life, but also contributes to the local food movement in our state which, in turn, works to help end hunger.”
In addition to making this donation, First National Bank will assist United Farmer Veterans in a variety of ways.
McKim will be joining the organization’s board as a community director. The organization and the bank also will work together to meet members’ financial needs.
United Farmer Veterans of Maine is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization of veterans and non- veterans dedicated to advancing veteran-owned agribusinesses in Maine as well as introducing farming opportunities, housing and job training to transitioning veterans through its Cottage Project programs.
First National Bank is an independent community bank with 16 offices in Lincoln, Knox, Hancock, Washington and Penobscot counties.