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Tioga bank provides pandemic support to community organizations

TIOGA – The Bank of Tioga recently granted a total of $30,000 in pandemic relief to four local nonprofits, including the Tioga Chamber of Commerce, Tioga Area Economic Development Corp., Tioga Medical Center and the Tioga Theatre.

With several income-producing events being delayed, rescheduled or cancelled, it has taken an economic toll. Many nonprofit operations, including both the Tioga Chamber and Tioga Area Economic Development Corp., are dependent on revenue generated from events throughout the year.

Additionally, the Tioga Theatre has been closed since mid-March with no public movie showings. There have been limited, small events; however, a reopen date is still unknown at this time. The Tioga Medical Center has also experienced financial strain with the cancellation or postponement of several surgeries and ongoing health treatments during the early months of the pandemic.

“During these unique times, we wanted to provide both operational and programmatic support for local agencies that are a pillar within the community,” said David Grubb, The Bank of Tioga president. “We believe in helping people do more. This is our way to help give back and help provide hope for others.”

The Tioga Medical Center received $15,000, the Tioga Area Economic Development Corp. received $7,500, the Tioga Chamber of Commerce received $5,000 and the Tioga Theatre received $2,500.

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