North Shore Bank recently stopped by the Tremont Street Fire Station in Peabody to present the Peabody Firefighters Honor Guard Association with a $500 donation. Mary Lou DaSilva, North Shore Bank Branch Manager visited the firehouse to thank Lieutenant Inspector Chris Dowling and Lieutenant Steve Pellegrini for their service to the city and present them with the bank’s contribution.
The Peabody Firefighters Honor Guard Association is dedicated to providing comfort, dignity, and respect to families of lost Firefighters with pride and professionalism while representing the City of Peabody.
Lieutenant Dowling thanked North Shore Bank for their generous donation and said:
Our profession is full of those who dedicate their lives to helping others, sometimes at a high cost to their loved ones. Our purpose is to show respect and honor to the family who paid a price through the years, for their child, parent, or spouse to be a part of this profession. We hope in some small way, the families of our deceased brothers and sisters will take comfort in knowing that we do our best to take care of our own.
Ms. DaSilva said of the bank’s donation:
We wanted to thank Lieutenant Dowling and all of the Firefighters in the city for their compassion and dedication to the citizens in our community.” She continued, “We hope this donation helps in some small way.
About the Peabody Firefighters Honor Guard Association
The honor guard is a non-profit organization made up of active Peabody Firefighters. Each year the honor guard conducts a fundraiser to keep up with the cost of uniforms and equipment. They also support youth sports teams and leagues and the Haven from Hunger Food Pantry. Recently the honor guard was inspired by one of its long-time members, Dan Pimenta to participate in a 150-mile two-day bicycle ride called Bike MS. The ride raises money to find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis. Dan was diagnosed with MS and was determined to defeat it. Sadly, he was killed in a bicycle accident in 2017. Today the honor guard cycling team continues to ride and raise money for MS research in Dan’s honor. The Honor Guard will be riding in the Cape Cod getaway June 29-30th.