Peabody, MA (www.northshore-bank.com) In November, 2015 North Shore Bank and Merrimac Savings Bank announced the completion of their merger. The combined entity, operating as North Shore Bank, now operates out of twelve full-service branches in eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. North Shore Bank representatives recently attended a Newton, New Hampshire Board of Selectman meeting to present the community’s food pantry with a check for $1,000.
John Meserve, formerly President of Merrimac Savings Bank, thanked the Newton community for their support over the past 11 years. He then introduced Kevin M. Tierney, Sr., President and Chief Operating Officer of North Shore Bank who explained:
“The proceeds of this donation were raised by bank employees as part of their weekly Jeans Day program. Each month, employees designate a different non-profit organization, and in exchange for $5, they are allowed to wear jeans each Friday. The accumulated funds are then donated to the chosen organization at the end of each month.”
Because of the merger between North Shore Bank and Merrimac Savings Bank, the employees chose to nominate a Newton organization as their Jeans Day recipient in November.
Tina O'Rourke, Welfare Agent for the town of Newton said:
“The Newton Food Pantry is maintained solely on donations, both of actual items and monetary. This very generous donation from the staff of North Shore bank will enable us to stock the shelves to help many in need in our community. The Food Pantry helps families who are struggling financially - on behalf of those people, we are so thankful.”
About the Newton, New Hampshire Food Pantry
The Newton, New Hampshire Food Pantry is available by appointment to anyone in need, whether someone has simply come across hard times due to illness or being laid off or if it is a means to make ends meet by saving on groceries to pay other bills. No matter the reason for coming to the Pantry, the relief is immediately evident to those utilizing it.
About North Shore Bank
North Shore Bank is a full-service community bank based in Peabody, Massachusetts and serving the personal and business banking needs of the North Shore, eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. Established in 1888, the bank operates out of twelve area offices, located in Beverly, Danvers, Merrimac, Middleton, Newton New Hampshire, Peabody, Salem and Saugus.
Pictured left to right are Mary Winglass, Newton Selectman’s Office Manager, David J. LaFlamme, North Shore Bank CEO, Kevin Tierney, Sr., North Shore Bank President and COO, James Doggett, Newton Board of Selectman Chairman, John Meserve, formerly President of Merrimac Savings Bank, and Nancy Wrigley, Newton Town Administrator.