Danbury, CONN. (April 20, 2020) – The Union Savings Bank Foundation has donated $100,000, and Union Savings Bank has added another $25,000 in contributions, to local organizations providing much-needed services to help residents of Western Connecticut combat the effects of COVID-19.
This brings the total to $275,000 that the Bank and Foundation have donated related to pandemic relief within the past month.
The USB Foundation reported on March 31 that it was awarding a $150,000 grant to the Nuvance Health Covid-19 Preparedness Fund, which benefits Danbury and New Milford Hospitals, which are both operated by Nuvance Health.
“We realize that there continues to be great need and an enormous amount of work going on to help the many sectors of our community impacted by this pandemic,” said Cynthia C. Merkle, President and CEO, Union Savings Bank. “By combining the financial resources of our bank and foundation, we are able to provide assistance to a wider range of organizations in need of funding so that they may be able to continue delivering aid to those directly affected by the Coronavirus.”
Union Savings Bank has made its $25,000 donation to the following four food pantries:
- Daily Bread Food Pantry
- Hillside Food Outreach
- Loaves & Fishes Hospitality House of New Milford
- Friends in Service to Humanity (FISH) of Northwestern Connecticut
The USB Foundation has issued $100,000 in grants to the following organizations:
- Connecticut Institute for Communities, Inc. (CIFC)
- Community Health & Wellness Center of Greater Torrington
- United Way of Western Connecticut
- United Way of Northwest Connecticut
And the following visiting nurse organizations:
Merkle said that the funds have been expedited to all recipients in order to put the money to work as quickly as possible.
About Union Savings Bank Foundation
The USB Foundation was established in 1998 and awards grants to 501(c)(3) organizations that focus their efforts on providing programs that educate and enrich the communities served by Union Savings Bank. Since its inception, the Foundation has contributed approximately $3.3 million dollars to non-profit community organizations.
About Union Savings Bank
Established in 1866 and headquartered in Danbury, Conn., Union Savings Bank is a $2.2 billion mutual bank dedicated to being the bank of choice. As a full-service financial institution, Union Savings Bank provides banking, mortgage, investment, trust and insurance products throughout western Connecticut with 25 offices in Bethel, Brookfield, Canton, Danbury, Goshen, Kent, Litchfield, Marble Dale, Monroe, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Ridgefield, Roxbury, Southbury, Torrington and Washington Depot. The bank provides financial services to individuals, businesses, not-for-profit organizations and government entities through its commercial, residential and consumer lending, corporate services, retail banking and wealth management divisions. Please visit www.unionsavings.com for more information. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.
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