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NSB Employees Raise Money for NSCAP Fuel Assistance

07  March 2018
North Shore Bank Employees Raise Money for the NSCAP Fuel Assistance Program

PEABODY, MA — ( In 2015 North Shore Bank instituted a weekly jeans day program with the main purpose of raising money for local non-profit organizations and charities. In exchange for $5 each week, employees are allowed to wear jeans to work. The funds collected are then pooled for the month and donated to an area charity nominated by the employees. Since its inception, the bank has raised over $46,000 which benefited 34 organizations throughout the North Shore and Merrimack Valley.

Photo of North Shore Bank donating Jeans Day Dollars to North Shore Community Action Programs Fuel Assitance Program Photographed from left to right are Laura MacNiel, Executive Director of NSCAP, Dan DeAngelis, Director of NSCAP's Fuel Assistance Program, and Megan Shea-Pereira, North Shore Bank Sales and Service Manager

In January, $1,260 was raised by North Shore Bank employees to benefit the North Shore Community Action Program’s (NSCAP) Fuel Assistance Program, a platform that helps income eligible households pay their winter heating bills.

North Shore Bank President and CEO, Kevin Tierney, said:

“Through our Jeans Day initiative, we’ve been able to support many great area non-profit organizations.” He added, “With the record breaking low temperatures in the area earlier this year, dedicating a month to NSCAP’s Fuel Assistance Program made a lot of sense to us.”

The NSCAP program was created to help individuals and families stay warm and save money when winter cold arrives. For over 50 years, thousands of households in Salem, Peabody, Beverly, Danvers, Marblehead, Middleton and Topsfield have relied on NSCAP to help keep their home warm in winter.

Dan DeAngelis, Director of NSCAP’s Fuel Assistance Program said:

“New England winters can be harsh and rising energy costs make it harder to keep up with the cost of heating a home. Every year, NSCAP's Fuel Assistance program helps thousands of area residents pay their winter heating bills.” He continued, “That's why this generous donation from the employees or North Shore Bank means so much, since it will help members of our community stay warm and safe. On behalf of the all of us at NSCAP and those we serve, many, many thanks."

About the NSCAP Fuel Assistance Program
If your household meets the income guidelines, you may be eligible for payments towards your winter heating bills and enrollment in National Grid’s discount rate which can save you up to 29% on your utility bills. In addition, upon request, and at no cost to you, NSCAP’s Energy Conservation specialists will visit your home to conduct an energy audit to determine what upgrades will make your home more energy-efficient. Contact the Fuel Assistance Program today to learn more about how we can help you keep warm this winter. For more information, visit

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, Peabody, Salem, Saugus and Newton, New Hampshire.

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