Shelter for the Homeless receives $10,000 grant

Shelter for the Homeless recently received a $10,000 contribution to support the organization’s services and programs for homeless men in our community. The grant, which was given to the non-profit organization through the First County Bank Foundation, supports food and shelter services, as well as programs such as case management and employment support that eventually lead to permanent housing placement.

“Shelter for the Homeless plays a critical role in providing shelter, affordable housing, as well as healthcare, training and counseling programs for the most vulnerable in our community,” said Rey Giallongo, president of the First County Bank Foundation, and CEO and chairman of First County Bank. “We look to create meaningful change and improvement in our communities, and we are grateful for the opportunity to support Shelter for the Homeless in their efforts.

Shelter for the Homeless, located at 597 Pacific Street in Stamford, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. It operates daily, 24 hours per day, feeding and housing up to 100 or more men per night. In 2014 the shelter served more than 50,000 meals and provided 29,000 bed-nights to 467 men.

“We are grateful to First County Bank Foundation for their generous donation,” said Rafael Pagan Jr., Executive Director of Shelter for the Homeless. “This grant provides essential support needed to offer services and programs to those in our community that need to get back on their feet. Thank you for supporting the mission to end homelessness and improve the quality of life for everyone who lives in our region.”

For more information about Shelter for the Homeless, visit shelterforhomeless.org or call 203-406-0017.

About First County Bank Foundation

Established in 2001 in honor of the bank’s 150th anniversary, First County Bank Foundation was created to distribute funds annually to nonprofit organizations that support community and economic development for children and families. As a mutual bank with no shareholders, First County Bank considers contributions made by the foundation a means of paying dividends back to the local communities it serves.

About First County Bank

First County Bank, headquartered in Stamford, Conn. for more than 164 years, is an independent mutual community bank with 15 branches in Stamford, Greenwich, Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk and Westport offering deposit products, mortgages, trust and investment services, business banking services and online banking. First County Bank has more than 220 employees and assets in excess of $1.4 billion. For additional information, please visit www.firstcountybank.com. Become a fan by clicking “Like” on the bank’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/firstcountybank. Follow the bank on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/firstcountybank or look for First County Bank on LinkedIn at http://www.linkedin.com/company/920207.

First County Bank Foundation presents Shelter for the Homeless with a check for $10,000 to support its efforts to provide shelter, services and programs to the homeless in our community. Left to right: Gene Schreiner, VP and Sara Tucker, SVP, First County Bank; Rafael Pagan, Jr., Executive Director, Shelter for the Homeless; and Peter Rugen, chief administration officer and SVP, First County Bank; and Shelter for the Homeless Board of Directors vice chair.

First County Bank Foundation presents Shelter for the Homeless with a check for $10,000 to support its efforts to provide shelter, services and programs to the homeless in our community. Left to right: Gene Schreiner, VP and Sara Tucker, SVP, First County Bank; Rafael Pagan, Jr., Executive Director, Shelter for the Homeless; and Peter Rugen, chief administration officer and SVP, First County Bank; and Shelter for the Homeless Board of Directors vice chair.

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