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Country Bank Donates $75,000 as Part of ‘Neighbors in Need’ Program

Posted on May 5, 2020

Ware, MA (May 5, 2020) – As the pandemic continues to disrupt business activities both nationally and in Massachusetts, Country Bank today announced a $75,000 series of donations designed to assist organizations on the frontline.

As the latest installment in a string of recent financial support, the bank will be facilitating donations to select organizations throughout its market from Springfield to Worcester. The Greater Worcester Community Foundation and Community Foundation of Western Mass will receive $25,000 each to provide additional grant funding for critical needs programs. These programs offer support for vulnerable seniors, those without stable housing, limited English, and with compromised health conditions, including mental health and drug addiction.

Other programs receiving a contribution include: Friends of the Homeless and The Springfield Rescue Mission; Abbey’s House, Saint John’s Food Pantry, and the Boys and Girls Club in Worcester. These donations will assist in continuing to meet the ever-changing needs in their communities. Many non-profit organizations are not only combating reduced financial support as many businesses are closed, but they also are faced with a lack of volunteers. They are having to continually evolve how they support their clients while keeping everyone safe, on a limited budget and with limited resources.

“This is an uncharted time for our bank, our customers, and our local business community. As part of our effort to assist those most affected by COVID-19 Country Bank has already donated $400,000 to help local hospitals, first responder recovery centers, food pantries, homeless shelters, veterans, children and community foundations,” stated Paul Scully, President and CEO of Country Bank. “We continually look for opportunities where we can help make a difference in the health and well-being of the people in our communities”

Country Bank continues to be one of the many businesses that have been supporting these organizations and so many others out there who are fighting a good fight.

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