Bristol County Savings workers collect for troops

‘I can’t say enough about how generous our employees were.’

Local soldiers serving in Afghanistan recently received reminders of home in the form of 33 large boxes. More

To continue reading this article, please do one of the following.



SOCIAL WELFARE

Bristol County Savings workers collect for troops

‘I can’t say enough about how generous our employees were.’

BRISTOL COUNTY SAVING BANK employees recently sent 581 pounds of food and hygiene items to local soldiers currently serving in Afghanistan. Helping to pack and send the items, from left to right, are Rick Lewis, Nick DeBaggis and Mike Murteira of Bristol County Savings Bank; Pvt. Ryan Hetu of R.I. National Guard’s Company C, 1st battalion, 143rd infantry regiment, and Elizabeth M. Yebba of Bristol County Savings Bank.
Posted 7/23/12

Local soldiers serving in Afghanistan recently received reminders of home in the form of 33 large boxes.

Employees of Bristol County Savings Bank sent the boxes after organizing a month-long drive to collect items for members of R.I. National Guard’s Company C, 1st battalion, 143rd infantry regiment.

Many of those serving in this division are from nearby towns and cities, including Providence, Fall River and Rehoboth.

After placing donation bags at Bristol County Savings Bank’s headquarters and its 11 branches, employees collected 321 pounds of food items and 260 pounds of hygiene products. The donations were then boxed up and shipped to Afghanistan, where they were distributed to soldiers.

“I can’t say enough about how generous our employees were to this most-worthy cause,” said Elizabeth M. Yebba, the bank’s vice president/information systems and technology.

Yebba, who coordinated the drive, has a close family friend in the regiment.

“The troops loved everything and I heard that it was a true morale booster to get snacks from home,” she said. “The food didn’t last long, I’ll tell you that!” •

Calendar
PBN Hosted
Events

Join PBN and two panels of successful female executives, business owners and entrepreneurs as we delve into what women should do to advance their careers, and become leaders in the corporate world and their own enterprises.
  • Book of Lists Party
    Save the date - January 15, 2015 for PBN's Book of Lists Party at the Providence ...
  • Best Places to Work
    Enrollment is now open for the 7th annual Best Places to Work program. Winners w ...
Advertisement
Purchase Data
Book of Lists
Lists
Book of Lists cover
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.
Data icons
Data can be purchased as single lists, in either Excel or PDF format; the entire database of the published book, in Excel format; or a printed copy of the Book of Lists.
  • Purchase an e-File of a single list
  •  
  • Purchase an e-File of the entire Book of Lists database
  •  
  • Purchase a printed copy of the Book of Lists
  •  
    National
    Local
    Latest News
    Advertisement