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Salisbury Bank Contributes to Community Health Programs
12:12PM / Friday, October 08, 2021
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From Left, CHP Senior VP of Family Services Michelle Derr, Salisbury Bank President Rick Cantele, CHP CEO Lia Spiliotes, and Amanda Goewey, Salisbury VP, Berkshire Regional Branch Manager
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Salisbury Bank has donated $10,000 to support Community Health Programs' food distribution programs and to bolster CHP's funds for families and individuals facing financial emergencies.
"This gift from Salisbury Bank reflects a community alliance that provides stop-gap support for our neighbors in need," CHP Senior Vice President for Family Services Michelle Derr said. "These funds are used to help our clients avoid eviction or utility shutoffs, loss of transportation, and problems getting health care."
Since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic in spring 2020, CHP has seen a spike in the need for free, nutritious food. There's also a sharp increase in emergency assistance to individuals and families in need of help with utility bills, car repairs and rent, among other challenges.
"The need in Berkshire County and surrounding communities is great, particularly during these unprecedented times, and we are pleased to be able to offer our support," said Rick Cantele, Salisbury Bank's President and Chief Executive Officer. 
"Salisbury Bank has an unwavering commitment to support, sponsor and volunteer in the communities we serve, and one of the ways we uphold this commitment is through support for qualified non-profit organizations and programs in our area," he said. "We take great pride in our support of Community Health Programs (CHP) as they share a similar philosophy."
For information about CHP Family Services programs, contact (413) 528-0457.
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