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January 17, 2020
Millbury, Massachusetts —bankHometown recently donated $1,000 to the Friends of the Millbury Seniors’ transportation program, which serves the area’s elderly and disabled residents. Together with Millbury Savings Bank, which merged with bankHometown last October, the combined bank has provided more than $30,000 in contributions to this program over the past decade, including funding to purchase the program’s vehicles.
Friends of the Millbury Seniors owns and operates three 14-passenger vans that, along with two vans leased from the Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA), provide elderly and disabled residents with transportation to doctor’s appointments, shopping trips, and other errands within Millbury, Sutton, Grafton, Auburn and Worcester. They also provide ADA services for the town of Millbury. In 2019, the van program transported more than 375 area residents on more than 14,000 one-way rides.
“Our friends and neighbors need transportation to get where they need to go in support of their care and well-being,” said Robert J. Morton, bankHometown’s president and chief executive officer. “bankHometown is proud to continue to help the Friends organization offer this vital service.”
“Like Millbury Savings Bank, bankHometown continues to demonstrate a strong commitment to our seniors and disabled individuals,” said Judith O’Connor, executive director of the Council on Aging and coordinator of the Friends of the Millbury Seniors. “Their continued funding helps us maintain important services for those who need it most.”
In the Photo:
bankHometown President and Chief Executive Officer Robert J. Morton and Council on Aging Executive Director and Friends of the Millbury Seniors Coordinator Judith O’Connor.
bankHometown was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Oxford, Massachusetts. bankHometown has $1.0 billion in assets and 15 branches located throughout 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 Worcester and Windham Counties. In 2018, the bank and foundation donated more than $200,000 to over 110 organizations. For more information, visit bankhometown.com.
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