01/20/2012 BHBT Donates $10,900 Through 'Community Commitment' Program in 2011
Left to right: Bar Harbor Bank & Trust employees Lisa Veazie, Rebecca Emerson, and Maggie Hutchinson present a Community Commitment donation check to Stephen York from Helping Hands in Deer Isle, joined by additional members of the Bankís Deer Isla branch staff Joanne Douglass, Katie Wiberg, Diane Thompson and April Coombs.
Bar Harbor, Maine — Bar Harbor Bank & Trust in partnership with its employees and directors donated $10,900 through the Bank's Community Commitment program during 2011. The non-profit organizations receiving these funds included: Maine Search and Rescue Dogs, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Maine, Town of Gouldsboro heating assistance fund, Keep Kids Warm program of the Bangor Breakfast Rotary, Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center, Humane Society of Knox County, Rockland Recreation Department, American Cancer Society's Relay for Life event in Hancock County, Meals on Wheels and Helping Hands in Deer Isle, Robert & Mary's Place, MDI Community Campfire Coalition, Eastern Area Agency on Aging's Meals on Wheels program in Washington County, Make-a-Wish Foundation, Washington-Hancock Community Agency's Thaw Fund, Ark Animal Shelter, and Island Connections.
Each week, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust directors and employees, in exchange for being able to dress casually on Fridays, voluntarily contribute to a charitable fund that disburses gifts monthly to local non-profit organizations. This employee-driven donation program is called Community Commitment. The Bank matches the employee donations, doubling the amount given to the chosen non-profit organization. Each month the employees at a different bank location get to choose the recipient of these contributions.
Founded in 1887, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is a community bank with 12 locations along the coast of Maine. They offer a full range of financial services and products for families, businesses, and non-profit organizations. Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is a subsidiary of Bar Harbor Bankshares (AMEX:BHB) and is named as one of the 2011 Best Places to Work in Maine. For more information call 207-288-3314 or go to www.bhbt.com.
Left to right: Michael Reisman, Executive Director of the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center receives a Community Commitment donation check from Bar Harbor Bank & Trustís Consumer Lending Support team: Hillary Carter, Bonnie Poland, Nicole Hinkel, Cathy Higgins and Charlene Beal.
In the center, Tracy Sala, Executive Director of the Humane Society of Knox County receives a Community Commitment donation check from employees of Bar Harbor Bank & Trustís Rockland branch, Karen Beal (left) and Janice LaChance (right).