FITCHBURG, MA: Michael Hewitt, President and CEO of bankHometown, announced the bank has contributed $10,000 to NewVue Communities℠. NewVue Communities is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating strong and healthy neighborhoods where residents choose to live, work, and invest.
By taking a leadership role in the community and being innovative, NewVue is doing important work in the area of homeownership, housing development and small business counseling. Their goal is to create long-term solutions by strengthening the sustainability of the entire region.
Christina DiRusso, Commercial Lender at bankHometown said, “Having NewVue in our community enables us to help more businesses start or expand depending on their needs. I have sent numerous customers to NewVue for business planning and counseling and I am looking forward to continuing our partnership.”
bankHometown’s contribution will go directly to NewVue Communities’ small business technical assistance, affordable housing projects, community engagement and homeownership services focused on financial literacy, education and foreclosure prevention.
Over the past 7 years, NewVue Communities have built 22 homes and continues to facilitate numerous first-time homebuyer seminars. They also provide assistance to current home owners and have recently launched a regional deleading program to help people live in healthy homes.
Marc Dohan, Executive Director, NewVue Communities, said “Thank you bankHometown for being a strong, strategic partner with NewVue Communities as we help small businesses and first time homebuyers throughout North Central Massachusetts.”