Truist Provides More Thank $500,000 for COVID-19 Relief Efforts in central Pennsylvania and United Ways Statewide

CHARLOTTE, NC, June 2, 2020 — Truist Financial Corporation announced today it has recently provided more than $500,000 in grants to Central Pennsylvania organizations and United Ways to support COVID-19 relief efforts.  The grants were given to Boyertown Area Multi-Service, Inc., Boys & Girls Clubs in Lancaster and Cumberland County, Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, Greater Berks Food Bank, Lancaster County Community Foundation, Vista Foundation and local United Ways across Pennsylvania.  The grants will support food access programs, COVID-19 crisis response and support, and telehealth and virtual learning services.

The grants are part of the financial services company’s Truist Cares initiative*, a $50 million philanthropic pledge launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to meet the immediate and long-term needs of communities, clients and teammates.

“Truist Cares is an incredibly generous program that has supported a multitude of initiatives across communities Truist serves,” said Sam Bressi, president and CEO of Lancaster County Community Foundation.  “In Lancaster, Truist made an incredibly generous gift of $100,000 to the Lancaster Cares COVID-19 Response Fund, which is partnering with the United Way of Lancaster County to support families and neighbors across the community with food, housing and other critical support services.  From us at the Community Foundation, our partners at the United Way, and everyone in Lancaster County, we extend our most sincere appreciation to our good friends at Truist.”

“We are proud to support these organizations that are devoted to combating the impact of the pandemic in our community,” said Alex Brame, Central Pennsylvania regional president for Truist.  “These efforts closely align with our purpose to inspire and build better lives and communities.”

About Truist

Truist Financial Corporation is a purpose-driven financial services company committed to inspire and build better lives and communities.  With 275 years of combined BB&T and SunTrust history, Truist serves approximately 12 millions households with leading market share in many high-growth markets in the country.  The company offers a wide range of services including retail, small business and commercial banking; asset management; capital markets; commercial real estate; corporate and institutional banking; insurance; mortgage; payments; specialized lending and wealth management  Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, Truist is sixth-largest commercial bank in the U.S. with total assets of $506 billion as of March 31, 2020.  Truist Bank, Member FDIC.  Learn more at

*Truist Cares is a cooperative effort between Truist Financial Corporation, Truist Foundation, Inc., and Truist Charitable Fund to provide communities, organizations and individuals disaster relief and assistance during the COVID-19 crisis.

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