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First Citizens Bank to Provide Free Barbecue Meals to Help People Impacted by West Virginia Flooding

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va., July 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- First Citizens Bank is providing 1,000 hot meals to help people impacted by the historic flooding in West Virginia. The Greenbrier County community is invited to a free barbecue lunch on Thursday, July 14, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the First Citizens Bank White Sulphur Springs branch, 686 Main Street East.

A catering truck from Bill Ellis’ Barbecue in Wilson, N.C., will set up in the back parking lot of the branch in downtown White Sulphur Springs. Plates include barbecue, fried chicken, sides and iced tea. First Citizens associates will be on hand to help serve lunches. The free take-out meals will be offered until they run out.

“This has been an unprecedented event for West Virginia, and we want to show we care,” said Debra Callison, the bank’s area executive for the state. “First Citizens is committed to putting its communities first. And we hope this free meal will, in a small way, help those who have been through so much the last few weeks.”

In addition to the lunch effort:

  • First Citizens is making a contribution to the United Way of Greenbrier Valley Flood Relief Campaign.
  • The bank has established a special relief program to help its customers in West Virginia counties impacted by flooding. The program includes a special credit offer and assistance to customers who are temporarily unable to meet their obligations because of storm damage to their homes or businesses. For details, customers should contact their local First Citizens branch or call the Customer Care Center at 1.888.323.4732.
  • First Citizens has implemented initiatives to assist its bank associates in West Virginia who have been affected by the flooding.

“First Citizens wanted to respond to the needs in West Virginia and help in a meaningful way,” said John Francis, the bank’s Mid-Atlantic region executive. “Giving back to the communities we serve is deeply ingrained in our company’s Forever First values.”

First Citizens operates three Greenbrier County branches: White Sulphur Springs, Lewisburg and Fairlea. The bank also has two Pocahontas County locations: Marlinton and Arbovale.

Founded in 1898 and headquartered in Raleigh, N.C., First Citizens Bank serves customers at more than 550 branches in 20 states. First Citizens Bank is a major subsidiary of First Citizens BancShares Inc. (Nasdaq:FCNCA), which has more than $32 billion in assets. For more information, call toll free 1.888.FC DIRECT (1.888.323.4732) or visit firstcitizens.com. First Citizens Bank. Forever First®.

Contact: Barbara Thompson First Citizens Bank 919.716.2716

Source:First Citizens Bank