Barbara Lemieux, 2016

Our Employees Donated to American Red Cross

Heather Hale, Digital Banking Wire Specialist and Employee Co-Coordinator, ¬Stephanie Couturier, American Red Cross of NH and VT Regional Chief Development Officer and Maria Del Mar Acebron, Senior Teller at the Merrimack’s Business Center, Granite United Way Employee Co-Coordinator

The employees of Merrimack County Savings Bank, Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB), MillRiver Wealth Management (MillRiver) and New Hampshire Mutual Bancorp (NHMB) pledged $2,374 to American Red Cross New Hampshire and Vermont Region. This is one of 20 awards given to non-profit agencies, in addition to the money donated directly to the Granite United Way.

NHMB made a dollar-for-dollar match to its employee contribution of more than $47,000 to Granite United Way, and distributed the funds evenly among 20 non-profit agencies selected by employee vote.

“The Merrimack is proud to support the American Red Cross and we stand behind the valuable work they perform in our communities,” said Philip Emma, President of Merrimack County Savings Bank. “This was an excellent choice by our employees for a recipient organization. Disaster can strike at any time, and it’s important that we support the local Red Cross, as those local volunteers help our neighbors.”

This gift will help to ensure that Red Cross volunteers can continue to respond when the call for help goes out,” said Maria Devlin, CEO of the American Red Cross in New Hampshire and Vermont. “When a company like Associated Grocers of New England shows support for disaster preparedness and recovery, it sends a signal to the community that they care about them.”

19 other non-profits also received donations including the Boys & Girls Club of Central NH, Central NH VNA & Hospice, the Circle Program, the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness, the Concord Family YMCA, David’s House, the Friendly Kitchen, Genesis Behavioral Health, Habitat for Humanity, Laconia Area Community Land Trust, Lakes Region Child Care Services, the Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter, New Beginnings, the NH Food Bank, the NH Humane Society, the Pope Memorial SPCA, Riverbend Community Mental Health, the Salvation Army and Second Start.

The American Red Cross provides compassionate care to those in need. Its network of donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering locally and around the world through disaster relief, military family support, blood donations, health and safety services and international humanitarian work. Headquartered in Concord, NH, the American Red Cross of New Hampshire & Vermont has several offices across both states. For more information, visit


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