Mechanics Savings Gives the Gift of Warmth This Winter
L to R: Vickie McMullen, Vice President, Banking Center Manager presents a check for $5,000 to Bill Diamond, President of Windham Neighbors Helping Neighbors
December 5, 2018 - WINDHAM, ME - In an age of social media and overcrowded schedules, it seems as though the art of being neighborly has been lost. Thankfully, there is still hope – a group of volunteers in Windham has been working together since 2007 to help people in need and promote a culture of neighbors helping neighbors.
Windham Neighbors Helping Neighbors provides one-time emergency heating fuel assistance to Windham residents experiencing a critical need for fuel. The organization is run by an all-volunteer staff and is funded solely by donations; 100% of funds received go directly toward helping people in need.
Earlier this month, members of the Mechanics Savings Bank contributions committee wanted to play a role in keeping the art of being neighborly alive. The group voted to donate $5,000 to Windham Neighbors Helping Neighbors.
“We rely on donations from local businesses and community members to enable us to provide emergency heating fuel assistance,” said Bill Diamond, president of Windham Neighbors Helping Neighbors. “The generous contribution from Mechanics Savings will buy enough fuel to keep twenty families warm this winter.”
“The thought of people having to go without heat as we approach the coldest months of the year is deeply concerning,” said Jeanne Hulit, president and CEO of Mechanics Savings Bank and Maine Community Bancorp. “We know these funds will go directly to those in need and we are pleased to be able to help.”