Bristol County Savings Charitable Foundation Awards $50,000 Grant to Old Colony Habitat for Humanity
“As we have moved through the pandemic, the non-profits organizations in the area continue to be the glue that have held our communities together,” said Patrick Murray, Bristol County Savings Bank President and CEO. “We try and do our part by supporting these amazing non-profits which, in turn, help make our communities a better place to live and work.”
Old Colony Habitat for Humanity, whose mission is “building homes, communities, and hope for local families” broke ground on a construction site for a new house on 134 Pike Street in Attleboro, Massachusetts. An anonymous donor gifted the lot to the organization. The 1,500 square foot home, which has three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a one-car garage, will cost $300,000 in total. Habitat for Humanity is still in the works of selecting a family for the home, who will contribute 500 hours’ worth of work to help build it.
Bristol County Savings Bank, a large supporter of Habitat for Humanity over the years, was a major contributor of this project, donating $50,000 to the fundraising.
“It truly takes a village and that is what’s happening here,” State Rep. Jim Hawkins, D-Attleboro, said of the many donors and organizations who worked together to make this project possible.
Bristol County Savings Bank is an active supporter in the communities in which it serves. The Foundation was established in 1996 as part of the Bank’s 150th Anniversary celebration. Its purpose is to fund needs that contribute to the economic and the social well-being of the people and institutions located in the greater Taunton/Attleboro region, the greater New Bedford/Dartmouth region, the greater Fall River region and the northern Rhode Island region, with particular emphasis in the areas of education and literacy, economic development and housing for the low- to moderate-income population. In 2020, the Foundation added an additional area of focus supporting organizations that are on the frontlines of the pandemic or experiencing hardship as a result.