PUTNAM and W. WARWICK, R.I. — The Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation has awarded $157,300 in funding to three Rhode Island organizations and five Connecticut organizations. These grants are in addition to the Foundation’s regular quarterly donation cycle.
Connecticut organizations receiving grants are: Woodstock Agricultural Society --- These funds will go toward the purchase and distribution of face masks for healthcare workers and the community; Madonna Place --- Funds will be used for the Family Support Center Program, which provides support to parents including informal counseling, basic needs, and emergency assistance; CT Radio Information System --- The grant will be used to help provide audio access in multiple languages to people who are blind, or print challenged; United Way of Southeastern CT --- Funds will be used to support the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Bank; City of Norwich Community Care --- Through this Connecticut Department of Health initiative, the grant will be used to help the homeless population with shelter and rapid rehousing.
In Rhode Island recipients include: Thundermist Health Center, Woonsocket, R.I., a federally qualified Community Health Center that provides medical, dental, behavioral health and other services to underserved populations in Woonsocket, West Warwick, and South County. The Centreville Bank Foundation has made a two-year pledge to Thundermist, which will be used for the relocation and expansion of its W. Warwick dental office.
“We identified immediate needs for these organizations and are fortunate to be in a financial position to support them as they help the most vulnerable populations with everything from health and wellness, to food and other basic needs, to education and literacy,” said Harold M. Horvat, bank president, CEO and chairman. “This community support ties directly to the mission of the Centreville Bank Foundation, which now, through our merger with Putnam Bank, has been expanded to assist Eastern Connecticut as well.” 
In addition to Thundermist Health Center, Rhode Island organizations receiving grants are: Tides Family Services. Funds will be used for the Wellness Initiative which provides young people with education around nutrition and exercise; Books are Wings: Funds will be used to help create book bags for families to bring home and support summer reading. Each bag is filled with 2-3 books per grade level.


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