TAUNTON, MASSACHUSETTS – Mechanics Cooperative Bank has made a direct effort in support of our local healthcare professionals with the donation of 4,000 KN95 masks to Southcoast Health.  Healthcare workers are at the front line of the COVID-19 response and as such are exposed to hazards that put them, and their families, at risk. KN95 masks are specifically designed for the healthcare field and are extremely important to the ongoing protection of these professionals due to consistent pathogen exposure and long exposure periods.  Mechanics Cooperative Bank would like to thank all of our local healthcare community for their hard work and dedication and we are proud to be in a position to help.

President and CEO of Mechanics Cooperative Bank, Joseph T. Baptista Jr. commented “How proud we are to be able to support Southcoast Health – this is exactly what community banking is all about. We understand the importance of the work they do and appreciate their resolve – your contribution cannot be understated and it does not go unnoticed.  Thank you from all of us at Mechanics Cooperative Bank.”

Due to the high level of uncertainty associated with daily patient interaction, proper face masks are the first step in personal protection for most healthcare professionals. The KN95 masks, valued at over $10,000 were delivered on May, 28 by President and CEO of Mechanics Cooperative Bank, Joseph T. Baptista Jr. KN95 is an industrial manufacturing standard that requires specific materials and manufacturing processes to significantly increase their effectiveness.

About Mechanics Cooperative Bank

With total assets over $600 million, Mechanics Cooperative Bank offers a wide variety of personal and business deposit and loan products. As a Massachusetts co-operative bank, 100% of customers’ deposits are always fully insured. Established in 1877, Mechanics Cooperative Bank is Massachusetts’ second-oldest co-operative bank with eight conveniently located branches in Bridgewater, Taunton, North Dighton, Somerset, Swansea, Fall River and Westport. For more information, call 1-888-MECHANICS (632-4264) or visit Mechanics-Coop.com. Member FDIC. Member DIF. Equal Housing Lender.

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President and CEO of Mechanics Cooperative Bank, Joseph T. Baptista Jr. is joined by Phil Oliveira, Vice President of Support Services for Southcoast Health as the Bank delivered 4,000 KN95 masks in direct support of our local healthcare community.