The MVSB Fund has awarded a $1,000 grant to Tamworth Caregivers of Tamworth, NH. These funds will be used to supplement the organization’s volunteer mileage reimbursement program.
Tamworth Caregivers provides neighborly services to Tamworth residents that require assistance to meet their daily obligations or to enhance their quality of life. 98% of the requests received by the organization are for volunteer transportation services for important personal errands, such as medical appointments. Many of those who receive assistance have no family in the immediate area and no alternate means of transportation. This $1000 contribution will allow the organization to provide approximately 2500 miles of transportation to Tamworth residents in need.
“In rural areas with limited public transportation, programs like Tamworth Caregivers are essential to the well being of community members,” said Melissa Donaldson, Program Administrator. “Our caregivers volunteer their time and their personal vehicles to provide transportation and many could not afford to do so without receiving mileage reimbursement to offset transportation costs.”
The mission of the Tamworth Caregivers is to develop support services provided by volunteers to serve residents who, from time to time, or on a continuing basis, require assistance to meet their daily obligations and/or enhance their quality of life. Their vision is to provide neighborly services to all residents regardless of income, race, religion, gender or age and to build a more caring community. For more information about Tamworth Caregivers, please visit http://www.tamworthcaregivers.org/.
MVSB established the Meredith Village Savings Bank Fund in 1997 under the leadership of John Starrett who was then president and CEO of the Bank. Since then, 235 grants totaling more than $872,000 have been awarded to a wide range of environmental, social, educational, and historic projects throughout the Lakes Region and Plymouth area. Over the years, the Fund has supported literacy programs, after-school programs, environmental monitoring and education, restoration of historic structures, organizations that provide support for individuals and families in challenging circumstances, and equipment that helps save lives.
Photo Caption: MVSB Branch Manager Kristy Badger (left) presents a $1000 check to Melissa Donaldson, Program Administrator for Tamworth Caregivers (right).