First State Bank is committed to the communities we serve. We are active in supporting the people and organizations that make this area such a great place to live and work. During the months of July and August, we are saluting local Veterans and honoring their contribution to our country and our community.  We are so proud and grateful to those who serve our country and this summer, we're saying thank you!  


donate goods to help local veterans

During the month of July, we will be hosting a goods drive to support the local Veterans who are aided by Veterans Returning Home, a local nonprofit. These requested supplies are items that Veterans may need when they move into a home of their own.

The drive will take place July 4 – 31, and you may drop off donated items at any of our 13 First State Bank locations.

Please see the below list of items needed:

  • Cleaners (stove, toilet bowl, shower, disinfectant)
  • Cleaning Rags
  • Disinfectant Wipes
  • Dish Soap
  • Dishwasher Detergent
  • Fabric Softener
  • First Aid Kit
  • Gift Cards (Walmart, Target, or Meijer)
  • Gloves (non-latex, non-reusable)
  • Gloves (reusable, any brand)
  • Hammers
  • Hand Soap
  • Hangers
  • Laundry Soap
  • Magic Erasers
  • Measuring Tape
  • Napkins
  • Paper Plates
  • Paper Towel
  • Plunger
  • Screwdrivers
  • Scissors
  • Scrub brushes
  • Sponges
  • Steel Wool Pads
  • Toilet Brush
  • Toilet Paper
  • Trash Bags
  • Ziplock Bags



We are so grateful for the members of our Armed Forces and their service.  From July 4 – August 2, we invite you to nominate and recognize the special Veteran in your life! Each week we will be giving away two $100 Home Depot Gift Cards* – one to a selected Veteran from a specific branch of service, and one to their nominator! Be sure to nominate your Vet by commenting with the reason for their nomination on our Facebook posts naming your nominee and including their photo.  We’ll be showcasing a branch of service each week:
Week of July 4: Army
Week of July 11: Air Force
Week of July 18: Navy
Week of July 25: Marines
Week of August 2: Coast Guard

> Enter to win on Facebook

Official Contest Rules:

Each week, one nominator and one veteran will be selected at random to win one $100 Home Depot Gift card each. No purchase necessary. No bank account necessary to enter or win. Must be 18 years or older to enter and claim prize. Winners to be announced each Monday between July 4 – August 9, 2021. Odds of winning will be determined by the number of qualified entries. Open to residents within Southeast Michigan only. Prize cannot be substituted for cash or any other prize. Winner will be subject to and responsible for any applicable local, State, and federal taxes. First State Bank trustees, employees, and immediate family members ineligible to participate in drawing. Void where prohibited.  This giveaway is not endorsed, sponsored, or administered by Facebook, nor is Facebook affiliated with this contest. Additional contest rules can be found at

Winners will be notified on Facebook. Winners will be contacted via Facebook Messenger to acquire personal information allowing us to send or make arrangements for gift cards to be awarded.  If we are unable to make contact for details within 30 days, the prize will be forfeited.



First State Bank has partnered with the City of Warren and nonprofit organization Vets Returning Home to assist local Veterans who aspire to homeownership. The City of Warren had an inventory of municipal-owned properties and wanted the homes used to create a positive impact in the community. The City contacted Vets Returning Home, a local nonprofit that strives to help Veterans become independent, to see if these unoccupied properties could be used to help local Veterans. The City plans to deed the properties for one dollar each to Veterans working with Vets Returning Home. Vets must agree to stay in the property for a minimum of five years. Eligible Veterans were chosen based on a set of criteria including demonstration of personal responsibility and interest in homeownership.

Read the news release



Our service members do so much for our country and First State Bank is honored to offer loan programs that make it easier for them to get into the home of their dreams. VA home loans are a low-down payment loan solution that is ideal for eligible Veterans, eligible widows/widowers of deceased Veterans, or those who are currently on active duty or in the reserves.

If you are eligible, a VA Loan* may be the best way to buy a home:
Home purchase or refinance available
Buy a primary home with 100% financing available
No monthly PMI (private mortgage insurance)
Available to active and non-active duty members
Competitive interest rates and fees
Low or no down payment
Fixed-rate loans with various loan terms available

> Learn more about VA Loans

* VA loans are governed by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Other criteria may apply and are subject to credit approval