(May 17, 2011) — Webster Bank has gifted the Springfield Rescue Mission of Springfield, Mass., an organization offering extensive support services to the poor, with a check for $3500.
“The Springfield community is very important to Webster,” said Angela Chirico, who presented the check on the bank’s behalf. “We take great pride in participating in the communities we serve. I was personally moved when I learned about all that the Springfield Rescue Mission does. It is an organization that is very passionate about helping those in need.”
The Mission was established in 1892, when it focused primarily on feeding, sheltering and clothing homeless or impoverished transient men. Through the 20th century, it underwent a variety of leadership and organizational changes. The Mission’s spiritual context of caring for the least fortunate, however, did not change. Currently, many men, women and children in the Springfield area seek the numerous services provided by this organization every day.
In the photo, from left to right: Springfield Rescue Mission Community Development Director Joseph Manna, Webster Bank Market Manager Angela Chirico, and Springfield Rescue Mission Executive Director Ron Willoughby.