Mechanics Cooperative Bank and President and CEO Joseph T. Baptista Jr. announced a $5,000 donation in support of the United Way of Greater Fall River and its effort to improve our community and help local families in need.

The $5,000 donation will help support the United Way of Greater Fall River and some of the 30-plus health and human service agencies in the Fall River area.

The United Way of Greater Fall River is a volunteer-driven organization, with support from community and business leaders, which provides funding for programming supporting the health, education, financial stability and basic needs in Fall River and surrounding towns. Last year, the United Way and its affiliated agencies served thousands of people in need within the community.

MechanicsUnited Way of Greater Fall River Executive Director Kimberly J. Smith and Rachael Sirois, UWGF Resource Development Director,
are presented a $5,000 check by Jorgelina Moreira, First Vice President for Mechanics Cooperative Bank and UWGF Board Member.

“Without this financial support and the commitment of local businesses like Mechanics Cooperative Bank, many local organizations and thousands of people in Greater Fall River would not get the help they desperately need,” said Kimberly J. Smith, executive director of the United Way of Greater Fall River. “We could not be more thankful to have a great local partner like Mechanics Cooperative Bank and cannot thank them enough for this gift.”

Baptista said, “The Fall River United Way has long been a vital resource to the city of Fall River and its residents — especially at this time of year. At Mechanics Cooperative Bank, we are not only proud corporate supporters, but personal supporters as well through employee volunteerism and weekly payroll deductions — proof that our local employees understand the amazing benefits made possible by the entire staff at the Fall River United Way.”

For more information on how you can support the United Way of Greater Fall River, visit