BCTCares Foundation Raises $65,000 To Feed Local Food-Insecure Children Through Annual Pack the 'Pack Campaign

October 30, 2023
Charles Town, WV, October 30, 2023 /PR Newswire/ (OTC:PTBS) – The BCTCares Foundation, a philanthropy founded by the employees of BCT-Bank of Charles Town, also known as The Community’s Bank, announced Friday, October 27, 2023 that it raised $65,000 through its annual Pack The ‘Pack program in support of local backpack food charities focused on food-insecure children.

The donation equaled $16,250 for each of the four partner charities and will provide funding for food purchases going to local food-insecure school children, equating to approximately 5,600 take-home backpacks filled with enough food for two days (weekend).  The fundraising effort was from July 1, 2023 through August 31, 2023.  Donors to this worthy cause included the bank’s clients, vendors, employees, and Board of Directors along with many people from the communities surrounding the bank’s offices in Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia.

“Our employee team set an ambitious goal to exceed last year’s donations,” remarked Alice P. Frazier, President and CEO of BCT.  “We are not only amazed but proud of the response from our clients, employees, vendors, and local communities.  Their generosity is helping fill tummies of over 5,600 hungry children in our communities.”   

For the Pack The ‘Pack campaign, BCTCares has partnered with local backpack program charities who will purchase and distribute food using the funds donated.  The local backpack program partners are:

To learn more about the BCTCares Foundation and the Pack The ‘Pack program, visit BCT’s website at www.mybct.bank/about/bctcares/.

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Founded in 1871, BCT - Bank of Charles Town, also known as The Community's Bank, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Potomac Bancshares, Inc. (OTC:PTBS). With approximately $855 million in assets as of March 31, 2024, the Company conducts operations through its main office, an additional eight branch offices, and two loan production offices.  BCT’s offices are located in Jefferson and Berkeley Counties (WV), Washington County (MD), and Loudoun and Stafford Counties (VA). The Bank provides various banking products and services including free access to over 55,000 ATMs through the Allpoint® network plus an affiliation with Sheetz convenience stores.  The Bank provides convenient online and mobile banking for individuals, businesses, and local governments. The Bank also offers commercial lines and term loans, residential and commercial construction loans, commercial real estate loans, agricultural loans, and government contractor loans.  The Bank is also a Small Business Administration (SBA) Preferred Lender.  The Residential Lending division offers secondary market and portfolio mortgage loans, one-time close construction to perm loans, as well as home equity loans and lines of credit.  For over 70 years, BCT Wealth Advisors has provided trust services, growing into a premier financial management, investments, and estate services provider.  In 2023, American Banker selected BCT as a “Top 200 Community Bank,” an annual listing of the best performing banks in the United States with assets under $2 billion.  BCT was voted a “Best of the Best” winner in the 2023 Journal-News Readers’ Choice Awards in four  categories:  Bank, Mortgage Company, Loan Services, and Financial Planning.  In 2023, 2021, 2020, and 2019 the Bank was named a “Best Bank To Work For” by American Banker.

The Company's shares are quoted on the OTC Pink Sheet marketplace under the symbol "PTBS." For more information about Potomac Bancshares, Inc., and the Bank, please visit our website at www.mybct.bank.