First National donates $3,000 for masks for kids through Penquis

BANGOR – First National Bank and First National Wealth Management recently announced a $3,000 contribution to Penquis towards the purchase of reusable children’s masks in support of their annual school supply drive.


Penquis is a nonprofit organization which assists individuals and families in preventing, reducing or eliminating poverty with a focus on financial security, reliable transportation, stable housing, school readiness and healthy lives. First National Bank and First National Wealth Management’s contribution allowed 1,200 masks to be distributed to students in grades K-12 throughout Penobscot, Piscataquis and Knox counties. 


Photo courtesy of Penquis
MONEY FOR MASKS — From left, Penquis President & CEO, Kara Hay,First National Bank’s Business Development Officer Sarah Dubay and First National Bank’s AVP, Senior Business Development Officer Kristen McAlpine. First National Bank and First National Wealth Management have given $3,000 to Penquis for the purchase of reusable children’s masks.


“Masks are now an item children need as a part of schooling and being in public spaces. This year parents and children were very appreciative to receive them as a part of our back to school drive as many are facing financial hardships. We appreciate this generous donation that helps to  keep our children, teachers and community safe.“ said President & CEO of Penquis Kara Hay. 


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National Wealth Management is a division of First National Bank, an independent community bank with 16 offices in Lincoln, Knox, Hancock, Washington and Penobscot Counties.  For more information about First National Bank or First National Wealth Management, please call 1-800-564-3195 or visit

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