Citizenship is one of our 5 Core Values at Biddeford Savings. We bring that value to life in many ways. Members of our team are quite active in our communities, servings as board members and volunteers for a score of local organizations. In fact, last year our staff members donated over 3,000 person hours in support of the good work being done to improve conditions in our communities. Those of us who serve find the work engaging, challenging, and rewarding.
We help in other ways, too – here are a couple of recent examples. In October, our employees asked to participate in Cans for a Cure, a fundraising effort to support breast cancer research. Our employees collected cans using specially coded bags from Hannaford and the deposit refund goes to Cans for a Cure and cancer research. The bank also donated another $300 to the cause.
Habitat for Humanity contacted one of our Branch Managers a few months ago, asking if we could help with one of their local projects. In this case, they were planning to construct a home for a Veteran and they needed help clearing the site. We asked our staff for volunteers and had nine employees spent the day clearing brush and shrubs from the site. Construction will begin soon and a deserving Veteran will have a new home.
Throughout the year members of our staff continually look for ways to serve those in need in our communities. It is just who we are.