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C&N Presents Flood Relief Check

Posted Monday, 21 April 2014 07:08 | Filed under C&N News

Jessica Brown

Valerie Whyman, director of donor relations for the Northcentral PA Chapter of the American Red Cross, accepts the check for $50,000 from
Charles H. Updegraff, Jr., C&N chairman, president and CEO.

WELLSBORO, PA - Monetary donations are desperately needed by the American Red Cross to deal with flooding in the region. Valerie Whyman, director of donor relations for the Northcentral PA Chapter of the American Red Cross, said funds are needed to provide temporary shelter for victims, food, cleaning supplies, disaster kits and other necessities.

Whyman was in Wellsboro Friday to accept a $50,000 donation from Citizens & Northern Bank. The funds will be shared by the Lycoming and Bradford/Sullivan chapters and will stay in the communities under their umbrellas, as requested by the bank. The donation was announced earlier this week. Communities in those counties were especially hard hit by flooding.

“These counties encompass a large area of our market. People impacted by this disaster are our customers, employees, family members, neighbors and friends. We are pleased to make this contribution and hope it will provide some relief for those affected,” said Charles H. Updegraff, Jr., C&N chairman, president and CEO.

Whyman said the Red Cross has spent more than $15 million on East Coast disasters since the beginning of September. Local chapters in Williamsport and Towanda are serving some of the communities most devastated by Tropical Storms Irene and Lee.

A number of organizations and businesses are collecting funds for the Red Cross, including Citizens & Northern Bank, which is accepting donations at all 25 of its open offices. The Athens office was severely damaged by flooding and remains closed. Funds collected at the C&N branches will be divided between the Lycoming and Bradford/Sullivan Chapters.

Donations are also being accepted directly by the Red Cross at www.redcross.org. Ten dollar donations are being accepted via text at 90999.

Citizens & Northern Bank is a local, independent community bank providing complete financial, investment and insurance services through 26 full service offices throughout Cameron, Potter, McKean, Tioga, Bradford, Sullivan and Lycoming counties in Pennsylvania and in Canisteo and Hornell, NY in Steuben County. C&N can be found on the worldwide web at www.cnbankpa.com. The Company’s stock is listed on NASDAQ Capital Market Securities under the symbol CZNC.