Step Forward Campaign

Step Forward sponsored by Mars Bank

Mars Bank is honoring first responders and military personnel who stepped forward when others needed help.

Between September 11, the day we never will forget, and November 11, Veterans Day, Mars Bank is asking for submissions of stories describing service, bravery or heroics. Submit a “thank you” or a tribute to an individual or unit. Our police, fire, emergency personnel and military ‘Step Forward’ when others are backing away or turning to run. We want to honor their bravery and share their stories with our community. 

Read a recent Step Forward tribute: Edward Hanke, Richard Conwell

Here’s how you can get involved:

  1. Submit a story or video thanking or paying tribute to an individual first responder or unit, or military personnel/veteran.
  2. Donate to the GoFundMe to support Veterans in Need of Butler County. Veterans in Need provide emergency funding for immediate needs as well as furniture to veterans in Butler County, PA. Read more about Veterans in Need here.
  3. Join us in Butler on November 12 for the Veterans Day parade and celebration. 
  4. Like us on Facebook to stay up-to-date on all the events and activities related to the Step Forward Campaign! 

Submit a story via this online form, download the printable form and take the form to a Mars Bank location, or mail to Step Forward Submission, Mars Bank, PO Box 927, Mars, PA 15046. Or submit via Facebook.

Prefer to submit a video? Record a “thank you” or tribute to an individual first responder or organization, or to active military or veteran. Submit via the online form, email us or share with us on Facebook  @MarsBankPA and #StepForward. We look forward to seeing your message!

Like and Follow Us!

We will publish submitted stories between September 11 and November 11 on our Facebook and Twitter pages. To see the submitted stories, please Like our Page on Facebook or Follow us on Twitter

Access the online submission form here. 

Download the printable form here. 

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Wiffle Ball Tournament to Support It’s About the Warrior!

Mars Bank was pleased to present the second annual Wiffle Ball Tournament hosted by 97.7 The Rock Station to support our Warriors through IATW! Get all the info here

Thank you to everyone who voted in our First Responder Donation Contest!

Mars Bank held a contest on Facebook for First Responder units. Get the full story and see the results here