PeoplesBank donates new van

Date: 9/1/2010

A PeoplesBank donation of $21,813 enabled the YWCA of Western Massachusetts to purchase a new van for their Teen Transitional Living Program.

The program serves at-risk teen mothers who cannot return to live with their families due to domestic violence, neglect, poor living conditions, or other extraordinary circumstances.

The van will improve the program's daily operations by providing residents and staff with safe and reliable transportation for doctor's appointments, job training and more.

Pictured from left to right: Mary Meehan and Marian Poe-Heineman, both first vice presidents of commercial lending at PeoplesBank, and Mary Reardon Johnson, executive director of the YWCA of Western Massachusetts. Meehan and Poe-Heineman also serve on the organization's the Finance Committee.