Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB) has contributed $5,000 to the 7th annual Turn up the Heat Fuel Fundraiser, which helps community members in need in Meredith, Center Harbor and Moultonborough keep warm during the winter. The Fundraiser is holding its celebratory thank you event for local businesses, organizations and individuals who have contributed to its yearly campaign on Monday, February 5th at Church Landing, Mill Falls in Meredith, 5:30 to 7 PM.
Turn up the Heat was founded in 2010 to supplement diminishing federal funds for fuel assistance programs. A small group of friends discussed how they might lend a helping hand to neighbors in Meredith, Center Harbor and Moultonborough. A fundraising committee was formed and the Turn up the Heat February Fuel Fundraiser was created. Today, individuals interested in supporting this fundraiser can make checks payable to: Latchkey Charities, a 501c3 non-profit organization, and mail to P.O. Box 176, Meredith, NH 03253.
“We’re thrilled to have MVSB’s support!” said Jeanie Forrester, Turn up the Heat Committee Member. “With our yearly goal of $25,000, their contribution will go a long way in helping neighbors who are not able to afford heat for their families this year. This generosity is especially profound, in light of the cold snap the Northeast has experienced recently.”
“MVSB is happy to support this positive initiative,” noted Rick Wyman, President of Meredith Village Savings Bank. “This effort provides heat to many people each year and represents the values of our local communities – neighbors helping neighbors.”