Fidelity Bank Makes Caring for Our Communities Donation of $6,000 to Shirley Based Organizations
Support part of overall donation of more than $50,000 to help those most affected by COVID-19
LEOMINSTER, Mass – Fidelity Bank is providing more than $50,000 in additional holiday support to more than a dozen Massachusetts food pantries to help people affected by the pandemic. The bank has donated $6,000 to organizations serving Shirley including $3,000 to Clear Path for Veterans New England, which has the mission of building a safe, supportive, and respectful place for Veterans to seek the help and resources they need in order to successfully integrate into their communities. The bank also made a $3,000 donation to Loaves and Fishes, which has been lifting and feeding its neighbors in Shirley (and surrounding towns) since 1983.
This support is in addition to the more than $100,000 Fidelity Bank gave to various causes earlier in the pandemic through its Caring for Our Communities COVID-19 Response Grants. The money comes from Fidelity Bank’s LifeDesign Community Dividend, which donated more than $330,000 to more than 250 worthy organizations in Central Massachusetts last year. “We all have a duty to reach out to those in need who are enduring tough times due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Fidelity Bank Chairman and CEO Edward F. Manzi Jr. “It’s part of Fidelity Bank’s promise of being a caring bank that supports our community, clients, and colleagues.” Fidelity Bank has given out more than $2 million since the dividend program was formally named in 2013.
About Fidelity Bank:
Founded in 1888, Fidelity Bank is one of the strongest independent community banks in Central and Eastern Massachusetts. Fidelity Bank’s unique LifeDesign approach to banking provides the care and clarity needed to make informed decisions with confidence. The Bank offers a range of personal and business banking solutions to clients in 14 full-service banking centers in Leominster, Worcester, Fitchburg, Needham, Gardner, Stow, Shirley, Barre, Millbury, Paxton, Princeton, and Winchendon. The Bank has consistently earned a “5 Star” rating from BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading independent bank rating and research firm. In 2020 Fidelity Bank was voted Worcester Telegram & Gazette Best Financial Services in Central Massachusetts and was named to the Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work list for the sixth time. As of September 30, 2020, the bank had total assets of approximately $1.15 billion. For more information, visit www.fidelitybankonline.com or www.facebook.com/fidelitybankma