Reading Co-operative Bank Contributes to VNA Middlesex- East
Reading Co-operative Bank has donated to the Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) of Middlesex- East and has established premium partnership with the organization. The VNA has a staff of 150 employees and volunteers that provide home healthcare and hospice care to the sick, post-surgical and terminally ill patients in 62 greater Boston communities. In 2003, they opened the Sawtelle Family Hospice House at 320 Haverhill Street in Reading to care for those who cannot receive end-of-life care at their own home.
“We are thankful for this generous financial support and are honored that the Bank is an advocate for our work and mission. As a long-time member of our donor family, the bank is an important part of our success in serving the community,” says Merry Beth Rucker, VNA of Middlesex-East CEO.
Bank President Julieann Thurlow, who presently serves as President of the Board of VNA Middlesex-East, stated, “I had the unfortunate opportunity to learn first-hand the tremendous value of at-home hospice followed by hospice house care. VNA Middlesex East hospice workers have a unique compassion for their patients that extends beyond medical care which makes difficult end of life experiences to pass in the most dignified and peaceful way possible.”
Reading Co-operative Bank is a dynamic, 21st-century community bank, founded in 1886 on the principle that profit and growth go hand-in-hand with responsible banking and service to the community. They are a 5-star bank that is rated in the top 7% of banks in the country for overall financial condition by Bauer Financial. Customer Service Specialists can be reached at 781.942.5000, readingcoop.com or by visiting one of the locations in Reading, North Reading, Wilmington, Woburn and now in Andover and Burlington.