Sunday, August 1st, 2021

Acts of Kindness in Huntington County

Posted: Friday, April 10, 2020

First Federal Savings Bank shows support for local businesses

First Federal Savings Bank has been supporting the local restaurants by ordering lunch for each of their offices from one of their business customers.

According to Amanda Stroup, marketing director, “This is one way we feel we can help support our local businesses in town through these crazy times.” As an added perk she said, “First Federal Savings Bank ordered some cupcakes last week from Brock’s Cakery to help support them and also add a little surprise for their staff to show them we care.”

Miller’s Merry Manor thanks the community for its support

Miller’s Merry Manor sent this email to the Chamber office and asked us to spread the word to our members. We are more than happy to share some of the good things happening in our community during these historic times.

“We would like to thank everyone in our community for all the kind words of encouragement, constant prayers and love you have shown us over the past several weeks. We have felt the power, and we are so grateful to the community we are in and the support from everyone.” From Angie Arnold, Miller’s Merry Manor, Huntington.

HNAZ, Kimmel Financial and Signs Etc. appreciate healthcare, firefighters

The Huntington First Church of the Nazarene through Kimmel Financial Services, Seth Kimmel, and Signs Etc., Kraig Snowden, have shown their appreciation to local healthcare workers at Parkview Huntington and the Huntington Fire Department. On March 30 special treat packages made by Nadean’s Catering were delivered to Parkview healthcare workers, and on April 8, the Huntington Fire Department received pies made by Nick’s Country Café in appreciation of all they do in our community. The accompanying card read, “There are no words big enough to say THANK YOU for your service. Your community loves you and we are praying for you.”

Bippus State Bank employees give $500 donation

The employees of Bippus State Bank donated $500 to the Huntington County United Way. The funds were from the bank’s employee-accumulated Jean Fund. This fund is 100% from Bippus State Bank employees. 

Brickhouse Grill provided chalk for customer’s messages

The sidewalk near the Brickhouse Grill, 19 W. Washington Street, became a message board for the Brickhouse’s customers. Barbra Sprinkle, owner, provided the chalk and encouraged customers to write messages when they picked up their food orders. The sidewalk became covered from the restaurant clear to the corner of Jefferson Street. Smiley faces to words of encouragement such as “Be kind to one another, Find the joy in the journey, Hello Sunshine, God loves you” and many more decorated the area.

Compassion from Compassus

Living during these uncertain times has forced many people to make changes that they otherwise would not have to. For our neighbors who are struggling to feed their families, this adds additional stress and challenges.

Those associated with Compassus, believe in providing heartfelt compassion, comfort and support to the many patients and families they serve. This includes providing support to our local community when facing such calamities like the one we are experiencing today.

On Thursday, April 16, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Compassus will be offering free non-perishable food items for residents in Huntington. Compassus encourages residents to stop by their office and take what they need while supplies last. We are also encouraging those who would like to donate to bring items to our location. They encourage those participating to choose six items or less. 

Compassus is located at 2855 Northpark Avenue, Suite 101. Huntington. For information call (260) 888-1721.

First Federal announces $30,000 match to Local Relief Fund

First Federal Savings Bank is making a donation of $30,000 to the Huntington County Emergency Relief Fund in partnership with the Huntington County Community Foundation and United Way of Huntington County. First Federal’s donation will extend the existing $2 for $1 match to the community an additional $15,000.

“As a community bank in Huntington, First Federal Savings Bank is honored to have the opportunity to help those in need because it is the right thing to do,” says Michael Zahn, president/CEO of First Federal Savings Bank. “When determining how we could best help our community, we saw the opportunity to partner with the Community Foundation and United Way as the perfect way to maximize impact.”

Contributions to the Emergency Relief Fund can be made by check payable to the Huntington County Community Foundation with Emergency Relief in the memo line or online at For every $1 donated to the Emergency Relief Fund, $2 will be added by First Federal, the Community Foundation and United Way tripling the impact of your donation. 100% of contributions to the Emergency Relief Fund will be utilized to support local organizations who are on the frontlines responding to the emergency needs in our community stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.

“First Federal Savings Bank answers the call time and time again for our community,” said Kyle Metzger, president/CEO of United Way, and Matt Ditzler, executive director of the Community Foundation. “They are a trusted partner and we are happy to work alongside them during this time of need within our community.”

Over the past two weeks, $49,470 has been distributed to local organizations providing individual and food assistance, childcare, transitional housing and medical care to those most vulnerable during this crisis. Organizations serving Huntington County can apply for emergency funding at