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Bank Of America Donates $5K To Greenwich United Way

Nancy Coughlin, Executive Director at Neighbor to Neighbor; Melvin Foster, Officer at U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management; and Tom Gabriel, Director of Development at Greenwich United Way.
Nancy Coughlin, Executive Director at Neighbor to Neighbor; Melvin Foster, Officer at U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management; and Tom Gabriel, Director of Development at Greenwich United Way. Photo Credit: Contributed

GREENWICH, Conn. -- Bank of America recently awarded a $5,000 grant to Greenwich United Way.

The grant is set to allow the Greenwich United Way to provide shelter for individuals in crisis and the homeless, to give food to the hungry, to assist victims of abuse and to provide services for disaster victims.

The partnership between Bank of America and Greenwich United Way "brings financial and volunteer support to the organization’s initiatives and affiliated organizations." At one such affiliated organization, Neighbor to Neighbor, Bank of America employee volunteers were recently on hand to help stock shelves and sort donations at the agency’s food and clothing pantry, according to a press release.

“The Greenwich United Way and our partner agencies have truly been honored by the time, commitment and investment of the Bank of America and its staff in support of local communities,” said Tom Gabriel, Greenwich United Way’s director of development. “The bank’s recent contribution to our United Way, coupled with the time their employees spent volunteering at Neighbor to Neighbor, will make a significant impact assisting individuals in crisis in this community.”

Bill Tommins, Southern Connecticut market president for Bank of America, praised the group's work.

“Many families still struggle to meet basic needs like food, clothing and shelter – a problem that comes into sharp focus during the holiday season,” said Tommins. “The United Way and groups like Neighbor to Neighbor are critical in connecting resources with those in need.”

For more information, call 203-869-2221 or go to the Greenwich United Way website .

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