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June 28, 2019
Oxford, Massachusetts – Matthew S. Sosik, President and CEO of bankHometown, announced that the Hometown Bank Community Foundation awarded a $6,500 grant in support of Day Kimball Healthcare’s (DKH) 2019 Junior Volunteer Program at Day Kimball Hospital in Putnam, CT.
The sponsorship funds will support the highly-competitive Junior Volunteer Program, available to an average of 60 area high school students for seven weeks during the summer months. Junior volunteers have the opportunity to gain valuable insight into possible future careers in healthcare while also providing valuable service to the community.
“We believe the Junior Volunteer Program at Day Kimball Healthcare presents many fantastic opportunities to our younger working community and sets them up for success when potentially looking for future employment in the health services field,” said Matthew S. Sosik, President and CEO of bankHometown. “That’s why we love to sponsor this program.”
In order to become a Junior Volunteer, candidates must be between the ages of 14 and 18, have graduated 9th grade before entering the program, attend one eight-hour training day, and commit to one eight-hour day per week for the months of July and August. Students are able to spend the summer with new friends learning about various careers in the hospital setting, building their resume, and fulfilling community service requirements that they might have.
Day Kimball Healthcare’s service areas include northeast Connecticut, as well as nearby Massachusetts and Rhode Island communities. Their comprehensive network offers more than 1,100 employees, including nearly 300 associated, highly-skilled physicians, surgeons and specialists.
The mission of Day Kimball Healthcare is to meet the health needs and well-being of our diverse community through our core values of clinical quality, customer service, fiscal and environmental responsibility and local control.
bankHometown, a member of the Hometown Financial Group family of banks, is headquartered in Oxford, MA and has 13 branch offices serving central Massachusetts and northeastern Connecticut. Through its sponsorship and charitable giving program, bankHometown and the Hometown Bank Community Foundation support non-profit organizations and causes throughout the surrounding communities and have donated $216,394 to over 110 organizations in the year of 2018. For more information or to apply for funding, please visit hometowncoop.com/resources/.
Hometown Financial Group, Inc. is a $2.7 billion mutual multi-bank holding company headquartered in Easthampton, Massachusetts and is the parent company of bankESB, bankHometown and Abington Bank. These separate and distinct banking franchises offer a complete line of consumer and business deposit and lending products through its 30 branch offices located throughout Massachusetts and northeastern Connecticut. For additional information about Hometown Financial Group, please visit www.bankhfg.com.
Pictured above (L to R): Janet Johnson, Volunteer Services Coordinator, Day Kimball Healthcare (DKH); Jeffrey Corrigan, Vice President of Human Resources, DKH; Matthew LaFlamme, Branch Officer, bankHometown; Susan Collins, Cash Management Officer, bankHometown; Matt Sosik, President & CEO, bankHometown; Anne Diamond, President & CEO, DKH; Peter Deary, Board of Director, bankHometown and DKH; and Kristen Willis, Director of Development, DKH.
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