Farmer's National Bank has collected money and supplies for residents who have been displaced from Realty Tower and International Towers following the explosion at the Realty Building in Downtown Youngstown back in May.

During the month of June, Farmers branches in all three Valley counties accepted monetary donations from customers and employees and collected microwaveable and ready-made food and drinks along with paper products like plates, paper towels and silverware for those affected by the blast.

In all, the bank collected $1,500 and 12 boxes of supplies. Additionally, the bank made its own donation of $5,000.

All of this will go to the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley to assist with the shelter and food needs of the people affected by the blast.

"In times like this, our Valley is known for coming together to lift each other up. We can only hope to play a small part in helping our community get back on its
feet," said Farmers National Bank Chief Retail and Marketing Officer Amber Wallace.

Residents of Realty Tower have been displaced from the building since the explosion May 28 and an evacuation order has been issued for residents of the neighboring International Towers soon after.

Last week, Realty Tower residents learned they will be able to retrieve some of the belongings left behind on July 10, prior to the building's demolition, which is expected to begin Thursday.