North Brookfield Savings Bank Donates $2,000 to Hearts for Heat

From left to right:  NBSB Senior Vice President of Retail Banking Patty Ostrout, Hearts for Heat North Brookfield Chapter members Tina Buzzell, Michelle Petraitis, Tom Lewandowski, Sue Lewandowski and NBSB Assistant Vice President/Marketing Manager Caitlin O’Connor.

Thanks to the invaluable work of the North Brookfield Chapter of Hearts for Heat, charitable donations from the public, and a generous $2,000 donation from North Brookfield Savings Bank, many residents thankfully did not have to suffer without heat through another winter.

In March 2019, North Brookfield Savings Bank presented their donation to members of the North Brookfield Chapter of Hearts for Heat, a community-based, non-profit organization dedicated to covering fuel costs in order to provide heat for residents in need. The $2,000 check represented a matching donation, equal to what generous residents contributed during the Hearts for Heat capital campaign.

North Brookfield Savings Bank is invested in their local communities and is proud to share kindness and support to those in need. The Bank’s core value “Share Kindness” encourages the use of empathy, fairness, and above all, kindness, knowing that even one small act of kindness can make an overall impact that extends farther than expected.

“We are so thankful for the support Hearts for Heat receives from North Brookfield Savings Bank and generous donors from our community. Without their support many in need would struggle through our cold New England winters,” said Sue Lewandowski, Hearts for Heat North Brookfield Chapter Founder & President. “In fact, because of the outpouring of support, this winter season we were able to provide two deliveries of fuel to each household in need of fuel assistance.”

The North Brookfield Hearts for Heat Chapter confidentially provides 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. Additional Hearts for Heat chapters located in Leicester, Spencer and Princeton, provide the same service for residents of those towns.

“North Brookfield Savings Bank is proud to once again partner with the Hearts for Heat North Brookfield Chapter. We’re so happy to be able to be of assistance alongside such an important local organization that helps our neighbors stay warm every winter,” said Patricia Ostrout, North Brookfield Savings Bank Senior Vice President of Retail Banking. “We are so thankful for the North Brookfield Chapter of Hearts for Heat’s dedication to the community.”