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Abington Bank donates $25,000 to Father Bill’s & MainSpring’s new housing project

Abington, Massachusetts — June 25, 2024

Abington Bank recently announced a $25,000 donation to Father Bill’s & MainSpring (FBMS) to support a new model of shelter, housing, and services for individuals at-risk of or struggling with homelessness in the region.

This new housing project features a multi-use facility on Manley Street in Brockton with an array of 24-hour services. The new facility, named the Housing Resource Center, includes a commercial kitchen and dining space, showers, laundry, access to technology and a library, private meeting spaces, a full-service medical clinic, dormitories accommodating 128 shelter beds, and more. In addition to this space, a second building adjacent to the center will include 32 units of permanent supportive housing for individuals.

Abington Bank President and CEO Andrew J. Raczka said funding projects like this align with the bank’s longstanding commitment to helping households in our communities meet their basic needs through their charitable giving program, The Giving Tree. And, he added, it’s an extension of the legacy to address homelessness that was started by the former Envision Bank, which merged into Abington Bank in 2022. Envision Bank had partnered with FBMS to develop the Envision Bank Home for Veterans in Randolph, a 10-unit affordable housing project for local veterans that opened in 2020. The bank’s foundation had committed a half-million dollars to the project and donated a portion of the bank’s Randolph branch parking lot for the site. Today, the Abington Bank Randolph office staff remain connected to the home’s residents, providing financial resources and guidance as well as giving generously of their time and talents to fundraise and offer support.

“Helping our neighbors in need where we live and work is what The Giving Tree is all about, and we’re committed to lending a hand to those who are most vulnerable,” said Raczka. “Everyone at Abington Bank believes we can make a difference in enhancing the quality of life if we work to solve our biggest problems together.”

“Addressing homelessness in our region requires a commitment from our entire community to step up and take care of those struggling,” said John Yazwinski, FBMS president & chief executive officer. “We are grateful to Abington Bank for doing just that. They continue to be a leader in our community, making investments that will have a lasting impact on our fight to end homelessness.”

Abington Bank employees at Father Bill's

In the Photo
Abington Bank Senior Vice President, Retail Banking John McCabe
Father Bill’s & MainSpring Chief Development Officer Catie Reilly
Father Bill’s & MainSpring Chief Operating Officer Jonathan Lanham
Abington Bank President and Chief Executive Officer Andrew Razcka
Abington Bank Executive Vice President, Senior Commercial Lending Officer Nancy Curry

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