Support part of overall donation of more than $50,000 to help those most affected by COVID-19
LEOMINSTER, Mass – Leominster based Fidelity Bank is providing more than $50,000 in additional holiday support to more than a dozen Massachusetts food pantries to help people affected by the pandemic. The bank has donated a total of $6,000 to Leominster based organizations. The bank has donated $3,000 to Leominster office of Catholic Charities Worcester County which is committed to meeting the needs of the poor, the homeless and the infirm and to enhancing the quality of life for all. It serves several communities including Leominster, Fitchburg, Gardner, and Winchendon. The bank also donated $3,000 to Ginny’s Helping Hand, Inc , a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the everyday living needs of the less fortunate. They have had a food pantry since 1980. It is located at 52 Mechanic Street in Leominster. The bank has donated $6,000 to Fitchburg organizations – $3,000 to Our Father’s House , a private, non-sectarian agency providing shelter and related services to homeless men, women, and children, including a food pantry. The bank has also donated $3,000 to Leominster office of Catholic Charities Worcester County which is committed to meeting the needs of the poor, the homeless and the infirm and to enhancing the quality of life for all. It serves several communities including Fitchburg, Leominster, Gardner, and Winchendon. The bank has donated $6,000 to organizations serving Shirley including $3,000 to Clear Path for Veterans New England, which has the mission of building a safe, supportive, and respectful place for Veterans to seek the help and resources they need in order to successfully integrate into their communities. The bank also made a $3,000 donation to Loaves and Fishes, which has been lifting and feeding its neighbors in Shirley (and surrounding towns) since 1983. Fidelity Bank donated $3,000 to Wachusett Food Pantry , which has been serving the Wachusett area including Paxton and Princeton since 1995.
This support is in addition to the more than $100,000 Fidelity Bank gave to various causes earlier in the pandemic through its Caring for Our Communities COVID-19 Response Grants. The money comes from Fidelity Bank’s LifeDesign Community Dividend, which donated more than $330,000 to more than 250 worthy organizations in Central Massachusetts last year. “We all have a duty to reach out to those in need who are enduring tough times due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Fidelity Bank Chairman and CEO Edward F. Manzi Jr. “It’s part of Fidelity Bank’s promise of being a caring bank that supports our community, clients, and colleagues.” Fidelity Bank has given out more than $2 million since the dividend program was formally named in 2013.
About Fidelity Bank:
Founded in 1888, Fidelity Bank is one of the strongest independent community banks in Central and Eastern Massachusetts. Fidelity Bank’s unique LifeDesign approach to banking provides the care and clarity needed to make informed decisions with confidence. The Bank offers a range of personal and business banking solutions to clients in 14 full-service banking centers in Leominster, Worcester, Fitchburg, Needham, Gardner, Stow, Shirley, Barre, Millbury, Paxton, Princeton, and Winchendon. The Bank has consistently earned a “5 Star” rating from BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading independent bank rating and research firm. In 2020 Fidelity Bank was voted Worcester Telegram & Gazette Best Financial Services in Central Massachusetts and was named to the Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work list for the sixth time. As of September 30, 2020, the bank had total assets of approximately $1.15 billion. For more information, visit www.fidelitybankonline.com or www.facebook.com/fidelitybankma