YMCAs Receive $7,500 From Haverhill Bank

YMCA Regional Executive Director Tracy Fuller accepts a check from Haverhill Bank President and CEO Thomas L. Mortimer, left, and Haverhill Bank Chairman Thomas R. Faulkner.

Improving the lives and capabilities of children are the goals of a recent $7,500 Haverhill Bank donation to the YMCA.

Haverhill and Plaistow Community YMCAs received the money for the organization’s Annual Campaign, including the Y’s summer camp and the Summer Learning Loss program. The Summer Learning Loss program began as a pilot in 2013. It is a curriculum-based program designed to address a “learning gap” between many low-income families and their middle-income counterparts. The Summer Learning Loss program uses certified school teachers and grade-appropriate materials.

“Haverhill Bank is proud to support the Y’s visionary programs and is particularly supportive of efforts to close the learning gap with a fun, hands-on enrichment program,” said Haverhill bank President and CEO Thomas L. Mortimer.

A depositor-owned institution, Haverhill Bank was founded in 1877 and is the oldest cooperative bank in Massachusetts. The bank’s main office is at 180 Merrimack St. in Haverhill. Haverhill Bank also maintains offices at 163 South Main St., 1094 Main St., 100 Lafayette Square, Haverhill High School, Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School, all in Haverhill; 6 West Main St., Merrimac; and 396 Main St., Salem, N.H. The bank also plans to open a West Newbury branch in the coming months.