Bangor Savings Bank Awards $2,000 Grant to Outreach Program
Last week, Mano en Mano received a $2,000 grant from Bangor Savings Bank Foundation to support our Outreach Program. Outreach workers at Mano en Mano get out information to the community, translate and interpret, and check in with clients via phone and home visits. We also handle casework for many immigrant families and language learners in our region, acting as a link for anyone from employers and government agencies to hospitals and businesses. Our goal is to provide families with the tools and skills necessary to succeed and be more self-sufficient.
“This grant award from our Foundation to Mano en Mano signifies our commitment to improving the quality of life in our communities. This commitment is shared by Mano en Mano as they work to build a stronger community by working with diverse populations to remove barriers to education, health, social services and other important services in Downeast, Maine”, said Sheryl Edgecomb, Vice President and Ellsworth Branch Manager of Bangor Savings Bank.
We truly appreciate the support of Bangor Savings Bank in our community and are thankful for their help in moving us forward. Mano en Mano is proud to participate in Bangor Savings Bank’s Workplace Advantage Program and process its payroll through Bangor Payroll.
Bangor Savings Bank, with more than $2.7 billion in assets, offers retail banking and investment management services to Maine consumers as well as comprehensive commercial, corporate, payroll administration, insurance, and small business banking services to Maine businesses. The Bank, founded in 1852, is in its 160th year of service to the people of Maine, with 56 branches and on the Web at www.bangor.com. The Bangor Savings Bank Foundation was created in 1997. Together the Bank and its Foundation invest more than $1.5 million per year into the community in the form of nonprofit sponsorships, grants and partnership initiatives.
Photo, left to right: Ian Yaffe, Executive Director; Sheryl Edgecomb, Vice-President and Ellsworth Branch Manager of Bangor Savings Bank;Bethany Woods, Community Relations Coordinator; and Kristen Hagemeister, Americorps Member.