M&F Bank Honors Flores, Mount Level MBC
DURHAM, NC (June 7, 2016) – M&F Bank celebrated the 2016 recipients of the M&F Bank Founders Award during Tuesday’s Annual Meeting of Shareholders of M&F Bancorp, Inc., recognizing Mount Level Missionary Baptist Church (“Mount Level MBC”), and Eleazar and Roselia Flores, of the Flores Corporation, Inc. The annual award recognizes individuals or entities that embody the “Founding Principles” based on hallmark values or attributes of the men who established the Bank in 1907, and which have guided the Bank ever since. Those Principles include: success through industrious labor; courage and leadership; embracing diversity; “doing well by doing good;” responsible citizenship; investing one’s time & resources in the community; commitment to excellence and attention to detail; taking the opportunity to make a difference;
The selection of Mount Level MBC reflects that entity’s commitment to the Principles of philanthropy, citizenship, and investing in the community. Founded in 1864, the church has been serving its congregation and surrounding vicinities for over 150 years. Mount Level MBC states that its ministries “encompass the broadest dimensions of personal and corporate life: worship, work, education, recreation; as well as social, political and economic concerns,” and its outreach work includes a food pantry, a meals-on-wheels program, and foreign missions. Their separate Community Haven 501(c)(3) organization is a member of the North Carolina Community Garden Partners and operates a community garden that serves individuals and households with limited access to fresh fruits and vegetables. Mrs. Margaret Morrison, Vice Chair of Mount Level MBC’s Deacon Board, accepted the award, telling the audience that the many of the ministries highlighted during the event “were accomplished with a side-by-side partnership with M&F Bank.” Read full press release.