Fidelity Bank is reaching out to support the communities they serve during the COVID-19 pandemic. The bank has donated a combined amount of $30,000 to two important funds: The United Way of North Central Massachusetts Stand United COVID-19 Response Fund and Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts Critical Needs COVID-19 Fund.

“We thank our Fidelity partners for helping to bring relief to those most impacted by this unprecedented public health crisis,” said Kory Eng, CEO and President of United Way of North Central Massachusetts. “The scope and scale of this challenge can only be met by all of us coming together and once again Fidelity is helping to lead the way through their focus on doing what is right for our community.” The Stand United Fund assists individuals and families hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic as they deal with basic food, childcare and housing needs. The Critical Needs COVID-19 Fund supports nonprofits in North Central Massachusetts adjusting to the changing work, service, and funding environment.

 “We all must respond to the needs of our community during a crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic,” says Fidelity Bank Chairman and CEO Edward F. Manzi Jr. “It’s part of Fidelity Bank’s promise of being a caring bank that supports our community, clients, and colleagues.” The money comes from Fidelity Bank’s LifeDesign Community Dividend, which donated more than $330,000 to more than 250 worthy organizations in Central Massachusetts last year. Fidelity Bank has given out more than $2 million since the dividend program was formally named in 2013.

About Fidelity Bank:

Founded in 1888, Fidelity Bank is one of the oldest independent community banks in Central Massachusetts. Fidelity Bank’s exclusive LifeDesign approach offers a range of banking, investment, and insurance solutions to clients in 14 full-service offices in Leominster, Worcester, Fitchburg, Needham, Gardner, Stow, Shirley, Barre, Millbury, Paxton, Princeton, and Winchendon. The Bank has consistently earned a “5 Star” rating from BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading independent bank rating and research firm. In 2018, Fidelity Bank was voted Worcester Telegram & Gazette Best Bank in Central Massachusetts and Best Financial Services. It was also named Best Bank by both Leominster Champion and Baystate Parent for 2018. It has been recognized by the Worcester Business Journal as a Top Workplace and in 2019 named to the Boston Globe’s Top Places to Work list for the fifth time. As of March 31, 2020, the bank had total assets of approximately $1.2 billion. For more information, visit www.fidelitybankonline.com or www.facebook.com/fidelitybankma

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