NORWAY, Maine – Norway Savings Bank is proud to donate $2,500 to Oasis Free Clinics in Brunswick to help in their mission to provide free medical and dental care to uninsured, low-income adults.
Oasis Free Clinics, which was founded in 1992, currently serves more than 530 people in the Bath-Brunswick area of Midcoast Maine, providing compassionate healthcare with dignity and respect. In addition, their Community Prescription Assistance program connects those with low incomes to high-cost medications – more than $1.3 Million in free medications in 2019 alone.
Demand for dental care at Oasis Free Clinics is on the rise. The impacts of poor dental care are not only tied to one’s health, but also their economic status. Dental pain, broken teeth and other issues prevent people from being able to confidently smile, talk and engage – thus making it difficult to find work. And with dental insurance becoming more expensive, it’s out of the reach of most low-income people.
“We are very proud to support Oasis Free Clinics and their cadre of over 80 volunteer physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners and other health care professionals in their mission to provide health care services to those in need,” said Patricia Weigel, President and CEO of Norway Savings Bank. “As a bank that promotes our employees’ wellness through a variety of different initiatives, we are particularly cognizant of these critical issues.”
“Thanks to the compassion and generosity of Norway Savings Bank and other corporate and individual contributors, we have been able to help thousands of people with their health, dental and prescription needs over the years,” said Anita Ruff, Executive Director of Oasis Free Clinics. “Without Oasis, our patients would forego care or rely on expensive emergency room visits.”
To learn more about how you can help Oasis Free Clinics, visit www.oasisfreeclinics.org.
Pictured above: Norway Savings Bank Brunswick Market Manager, Christine Munroe and Personal Banker, Brendan Fickett present Anita Ruff, Executive Director Oasis Free Clinics with a check for $2,500.
About Norway Savings Bank
Founded in 1866, Norway Savings Bank is a leading mutual banking and financial services company headquartered in Norway, Maine. As of December 31, 2019, Norway Savings Bank had $1.237 billion in total assets. Norway Savings Bank has 24 branch locations and operates divisions in asset management, personal banking and business banking. In 2016, Norway Savings Bank was honored as one of the Best Banks to Work For by American Banker and Best Companies Group as well as one of the Best Places to Work in Maine. In 2019, Norway was recognized with the “Best Wellness Employer – Gold Certification” by Wellness Workdays. BauerFinancial has designated 5-Star Norway Savings Bank the “Best of Bauer” for earning and maintaining its highest 5-star rating for 30 continuous years. For more information, visit www.norwaysavings.bank