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Santa Maria Community Services to Host Fifth Third Bank eBus to help Families Empower their Lives Financially

For immediate release: Monday, March 28, 2022

Education, financial products, and financial services will all be offered in Spanish and English; organizers available for interview day of event

Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. will host the Fifth Third Bank Financial Empowerment Mobile, commonly known as the eBus, at its East Price Hill location, near 977 Purcell Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45205, on April 4 and 5, 2022 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Community partners, including Working in Neighborhoods and The Price Hill Branch Library will also be on hand to bring valuable resources to the East Price Hill community.

Financial Empowerment Mobile is a 40-foot customized vehicle transformed into a mobile classroom unit. The mobile operating unit is equipped with internet accessible computer workstations powered by satellite technology and staffed by Fifth Third Employees. 

The purpose of the Financial Empowerment Mobile is to deliver financial products, services and educational tools to unbanked, underserved communities within Fifth Third’s footprint.
Throughout the year, in partnership with local and community organizations, the vehicle travels to low-and moderate income and high minority communities to offer much needed access to credit counseling, financial education, homeownership down payment assistance, online account opening tools, and many other bank products and services.
Residents will be able to board the Fifth Third Bank eBus for the following services:

  • Credit report review with a professional banker
  • Personal evaluation of finances
  • Financial education
  • Internet banking and bill payment tutorials
  • Online account openings
  • Loan application referrals
“We are thrilled that the Fifth Third eBus is returning to Santa Maria,” said H.A. Musser, Jr., President and CEO of Santa Maria Community Services, Inc. “We look forward to seeing how we can best serve residents to help them meet their financial needs. We are proud to once again partner with Fifth Third Bank to help our families empower their lives financially on board the eBus.”

WHO: Marya Rutherford Long, Vice President, Community & Economic Development Manager at Fifth Third Bank, will be available on April 4, 2022 and Keyla Alessio, Vice President, Community Development Relationship Manager at Fifth Third Bank, will be available on April 5, 2022. Destiny Simone, Santa Maria Community Services Financial Literacy Coordinator, will be available for media interviews on both days. Speakers are available during event hours, however earlier or later appointments may be arranged if you RSVP below.

WHAT: Fifth Third Bank eBus

WHEN: Monday and Tuesday, April 4 and 5, 2022, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Organizers available for interviews beginning at 11 a.m.)

WHERE: Santa Maria Community Services, near 977 Purcell Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45205

PLEASE NOTE: Free parking will be available at Santa Maria Community Services, 3301 Warsaw Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45205

RSVP: If you plan to cover the event, please RSVP to Christy Cauley at or 513-557-7297.

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