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The First Bank donates $25K to Habitat for Humanity

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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

This is news release from The First Bank.

The First, A National Banking Association, is celebrating its 20th Anniversary by giving back to the communities that have made the bank a success.  Habitat for Humanity chapters in Hattiesburg, Gulfport, Waveland, Mobile and Baldwin County will each receive a $ 5,000 donation to help build homes and hope for families. 

The First President and CEO, M. Ray “Hoppy” Cole, said, “We are thankful for the support of our many friends and customers and our anniversary is an opportunity to further demonstrate our continued efforts to help others and strengthen our communities.  Increasing home ownership is an important factor in building stronger families and better neighborhoods. ”

As part of the anniversary celebration The First is also giving away, Just the Trip for You!  Residents of Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana (18 years of age or older) may register to win one of two trips valued at $ 5,000.  Just register to win at any First location or on The First Facebook page.  No purchase is necessary and complete details are on the Facebook page.

The First was founded in 1996 by a group of Hattiesburg area businessmen who came together to create a home town bank that would grow its’ business by developing personal relationships, one customer at a time.

The First is the only publicly traded bank headquartered in Mississippi and is now the sixth largest bank in the state, achieving that distinction in just twenty years.

It has grown to 32 locations across the Gulf South in Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana with assets over 1.2 billion dollars, over 300 employees and over 1,600 shareholders, most of whom, are in the Hattiesburg area and South Mississippi.

The Company’s stock is traded on NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol FBMS. Information is available on the Company’s website

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