MEREDITH — Meredith Village Savings Bank (MVSB) employees recently chose Voices Against Violence as one of ten local non-profit agencies to receive a $3,795 donation. As part of MVSB's commitment to assisting non-profit agencies in the communities it serves, the Bank matched all 2014 employee contributions to the Lakes Region United Way campaign. The $37,950 in matched funds were distributed evenly to 10 deserving non-profit agencies selected by MVSB employee vote.
"We are so thankful that we were selected to receive this generous contribution from MVSB," said Meg Kennedy Dugan, Executive Director for Voices Against Violence. "We rely heavily on our AmeriCorps members and community volunteers to provide crisis services, such as a 24/7 crisis line, crisis counseling, court advocacy and emergency shelter, to those in need. These funds will help us offset the cost of retaining a full time AmeriCorps member, who is invaluable to the work we do."
Voices Against Violence is a crisis services agency located in Plymouth. They provide information and support to victims and survivors, their family and friends, community members, and professionals around domestic violence, children who witness domestic violence, sexual violence and harassment, stalking, human trafficking and bullying. They are Southern Grafton County's resource for the most current information, state and federal guidelines, and best practice around these issues. The agency's services are available for victims, survivors and non-offending family members and friends. For more information or to become a volunteer, please visit www.voicesagainstviolence.net.
Meredith Village Savings Bank, founded in 1869, is an independent mutual savings bank with 11 offices serving individuals, families, businesses and municipalities in the Lakes Region and the Plymouth area. More information can be found at www.mvsb.com.