WESTFIELD BANK AND CUSTOMERS RAISE $7,200 FOR AMERICAN RED CROSS HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORTS
Westfield Bank team members presented a representative of the Western Massachusetts Chapter of the American Red Cross with a donation for $7,200 on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, to aid relief efforts in the wake of recent hurricanes that have struck areas including Texas, Florida and the US Virgin Islands.
According to Westfield Bank President and CEO James C. Hagan, the Bank placed collection boxes in each of its 21 branch offices across western Massachusetts and northern Connecticut, with the organization matching customer and employee donations dollar-for-dollar.
“Together, our staff and customers contributed $3,600, with a Westfield Bank match to double the total to $7,200,” said Hagan. “Communities are reeling from the devastating effects of these massive storms,” he continued, “and while the people affected may be separated from us by many miles, we still think of them as neighbors. As a community bank, we believe neighbors pitch in to help one another when times are tough. The American Red Cross does life-saving work, here in Western Massachusetts and across the country. The storms were very strong, but together we’re showing that these communities and their people are stronger still.”
Westfield Bank is planning a second fundraiser for the week of October 1, matching employee and customer donations on behalf of relief efforts in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.