MVSB is pleased to announce a $4,140 donation to New Hampshire Humane Society of Laconia. As part of MVSB’s commitment to assisting non-profit agencies in the communities it serves, the Bank agreed to match all 2013 employee contributions to the Lakes Region United Way. The $41,400 in matched funds were distributed evenly to 10 deserving non-profit agencies selected by MVSB employee vote.
“I cannot tell you how much this donation means to the 1,300 animals we care for each year and the many programs we offer back to those in the communities we serve,” said Mary Di Maria, Executive Director for New Hampshire Humane Society. “We plan to allocate these funds to our new ‘No Cost Spay and Neuter Program’, designed to provide free sterilization services for animals whose owners experience financial hardship. Since its inception earlier this year, 14 pet owners have been assisted by the program in addition to the many pet owners offered discounted spay and neuter services through our Spay/Neuter Assistance Program (SNAP).”
New Hampshire Humane Society has long been a forward thinking agency in terms of community outreach initiatives. Pet Therapy, Internships, Pet Food Pantry and a vibrant volunteer service program have been mission accomplishments since the new building was unveiled in 2006. As a private stand alone non profit charitable organization, NHHS relies on the support of individuals and businesses aligned with the Society’s basic tenets, speaking for those who cannot speak for themselves. No animal is euthanized for time or space restrictions, rather all are assured care and comfort until adoption – no matter how long the wait might be.
Photo Caption: (Left to right) Meredith Village Savings Bank employees, Steven Tucker, SVP Information Technology, Charleen Hughes, AVP Route 104 and Holly Andrews, Retirement and CD Services Manager present a $4,140 check to New Hampshire Humane Society’s Mary Di Maria, Executive Director, Marylee Gorham-Waterman, Development/PR/Volunteer Director and service dog “Daisy” (front). The donated funds will be allotted to the Humane Society’s No Cost Spay and Neuter Program.