Nine Non-profits from Southern and Western Maine Receive Funds
NORWAY, Maine – In recognition of a particularly strong fiscal year, Norway Savings Bank has donated $100,000, distributed among nine non-profits serving Oxford, Androscoggin, Cumberland, York and Sagadahoc Counties in Maine.
“2018 was a very good year for the Bank,” said Patricia Weigel, President and CEO of Norway Savings Bank. “Sharing this outstanding success with our communities is at the heart of our heritage. We decided to target nine organizations throughout our branch footprint and surprised them with donations that will help them continue to fulfill their missions and great work they are doing in our communities.
“We know that non-profits depend heavily on private businesses and individuals to support their communities and causes. We are proud to be in a position to make these meaningful gifts – and the non-profits were surprised and delighted to get this news,” concluded Weigel.
The non-profit organizations are:
- Hospice of Southern Maine, Scarborough
- The Progress Center, Norway
- Responsible Pet Care, Norway
- Oxford Hills Food Pantry, Norway
- Seeds of Independence, Brunswick
- Tedford Housing, Brunswick
- Lakes Environmental Association, Bridgton
- Maine Center for Entrepreneurs, Portland
- Tree Street Youth, Lewiston
The Bank’s gift to Hospice of Southern Maine is the first installment of a three-year commitment, aimed at helping the organization construct a new building to train and dispatch its nurses, social workers and volunteers to serve more than 200 home-bound patients. Construction is due to begin in May 2019.
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 September 30, 2018, Norway Savings Bank had $1.192 billion in total assets and provides financial services to more than 38,000 households throughout western and southern Maine. 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 2013, Norway Savings Bank received the Governor’s Award for Business Excellence and has been recognized as one of the healthiest companies in America by the Wellness Council of America (WELCOA) as a two-time Gold-Level Well Workplace award recipient. BauerFinancial has designated 5-Star Norway Savings Bank the “Best of Bauer” for earning and maintaining its highest 5-star rating for 25 continuous years or longer. For more information, visit www.norwaysavings.bank.