Fall River, MA: Mechanics Cooperative Bank is proud to announce a donation of $2,500 to the Salvation Army in direct support of their food pantry and the thousands of families that receive these services every year.  As we’ve come to expect during the cold winter season, we see the large line of local Fall River residents lined up on Bedford St. waiting for their weekly food donations. As it has been for so many years, the Salvation Army continues to be there in support of the needy within our community – with a little help from organizations like Mechanics Cooperative Bank

President and CEO of Mechanics Cooperative Bank commented “on how important the Salvation Army is to our community and they great work they do in support of local needy families. The need for support only increasing during the harsh winter months here in New England and Mechanics Cooperative Bank is more than proud to help.  I want to thank Major Dunning and her staff for their tireless efforts to make our community a better place to live and work.”

The Salvation Army Food Pantry located at 290 Bedford Street, Fall River.  Donations can be made at the same location or contact them at 508-679-7900. Major Elmer Deming from the Salvation Army stated “how wonderful it is to have organizations like Mechanics Cooperative Bank in the Fall River Community Joseph Baptista and Mechanics has once again committed and contributed when the need is greatest.  And the contribution is not just based on monetary donations – the real gift is the opportunity these families will now have to sit, and enjoy a hot meal.  I would like to thank Joe and the Bank personally and also thank them on behalf of the many, many needy families we serve.  Mechanics Cooperative Bank helps create the foundation of a solid community, and more thankful, we could not be.”

About Mechanics Cooperative Bank:

With total assets of $450 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 SIF.  Equal Housing Lender.

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(From left to right) Major Elmer Deming of the Fall River Salvation Army is presented a $2,500 check by Mechanics Cooperative Bank President & CEO Joseph T. Baptista Jr. in support their of their food pantry at 290 Bedford Street.