Pictured left to right:  Julie Peterson, Vice President & Director of Credit Administration & Lending Risk, First United; Cherie Krug, Executive Director, Garrett College Foundation; Joyce Flinn, Vice President & Information Security and Disaster Recovery Officer

First United Bank & Trust is proud to donate $4,000 to the Garrett College Foundation.  This donation is from the proceeds raised from the 2018 Christmas Charity Tour of Homes which was held the weekend of December 7th to benefit The “I Can Swim!” Program.  This organization provides free American Red Cross basic swimming and water safety instruction for all kindergarten children in Garrett County and is managed through the Garrett College Foundation.

“By partnering with Garrett County schools and incorporating the “I Can Swim!” program into the school day, all kindergarteners have access to this lifesaving instruction, and of equal importance, it may be their first introduction to an institution of higher education.”  remarked Cherie Krug, Exceutive Director, Garrett College Foundation

“We are so privileged to live in such a wonderful and giving community.  Again, our thanks to these amazing homeowners for sharing their homes, local businesses for donating raffle gifts and First United associates for donating their time to such a worthwhile cause,” remarked

Julie Peterson, Vice President & Director of Credit Administration & Lending Risk, First United Bank & Trust and Chairperson for the Tour of Homes.

First United Corporation operates one full-service commercial bank, First United Bank & Trust.  The Bank has a network of community offices in Garrett, Allegany, Washington, and Frederick Counties in Maryland, as well as Berkeley, Harrison, Mineral, and Monongalia Counties in West Virginia.  As of 09/30/18, the Corporation posted assets of $1.4 billion.  First United’s website can be located at MyBank.com.