NBSB Helps Keep Local Community Members to Stay Warm

From left to right:  NBSB Senior Vice President of Retail Banking Patty Ostrout, Hearts for Heat North Brookfield Chapter Board Members Sue Lewandowski, Crystal Caron, Ellen Smith with NBSB Assistant Vice President/Marketing Manager and Hearts for Heat board member Caitlin O’Connor. Not shown are Hearts for Heat Board Members Tom Lewandowski, Michele Petraitis, and Tina Buzzell.

North Brookfield Savings Bank is no stranger to helping our neighbors in need when it matters most. With the New Year underway, and winter weather in full swing, the Bank is continuing our support of a vital, longtime community partner, the North Brookfield Chapter of Hearts for Heat. Not only has North Brookfield Savings Bank recently made our annual $2,000 matching donation to help North Brookfield residents stay warm during cold winter months, but the Bank’s North Brookfield Branch will kick off 2020 by hosting a community fundraiser “Warm Hearts, Warm Homes” to benefit the organization.

Want to donate? Anyone is welcome to visit the North Brookfield Branch location at 9 Gilbert Street in North Brookfield to make their donation into the collection jars at the branch designated for the “Warm Hearts, Warm Homes” campaign.

All donations will directly support the North Brookfield Chapter of Hearts for Heat, a community-based, non-profit organization dedicated to confidentially providing payments for fuel, including oil, gas, and wood, to North Brookfield residents on a fixed income, including the elderly, those who are disabled or sick, and unemployed or underemployed individuals and families.

“North Brookfield Savings Bank is proud to continue our partnership with the Hearts for Heat North Brookfield Chapter and to help our local neighbors to stay warm,” said Caitlin O’Connor, NBSB AVP/Marketing Manager and NB Hearts for Heat Board Member. “It is an unfortunate truth that many people struggle to afford their fuel payments, often having to make the difficult choice between heating their homes, feeding their family, or other important needs. Every donation received, no matter what amount, will help local residents of North Brookfield.”

North Brookfield Savings Bank is committed to supporting their local communities and knows that just one small act of kindness can extend beyond the initial act. The “Warm Hearts, Warm Homes” campaign aligns with the Bank’s established Core Values of “Support Our Communities” and “Share Kindness” and will help bring comfort and peace to local residents.

“With North Brookfield Savings Bank’s sustained generosity combined with the kindness and support of our amazing community members, the Hearts for Heat North Brookfield Chapter is able to help our local friends and neighbors who are in need of fuel assistance during the colder months,” said Sue Lewandowski, Hearts for Heat North Brookfield Chapter Founder & President. “On behalf of the Hearts for Heat Board Members, and the North Brookfield residents who are assisted, I wholeheartedly thank you for your continued support.”

In addition to the North Brookfield Savings Bank’s “Warm Hearts, Warm Homes” campaign, The North Brookfield Chapter of Hearts for Heat will be hosting their annual Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on Saturday, January 25th from 5-7PM at the North Brookfield Elementary School Cafeteria, featuring live music, raffles and delicious food, all for a good cause. To learn more about this event visit the Hearts for Heat Facebook page. For more information about Hearts for Heat, visit www.HeartsForHeat.org.