As part of the recent merger of Damariscotta Bank & Trust with Bangor Savings Bank, employees at the financial institution supported local nonprofits through 12 Days of Giving.

Deidre Wallace and Debbie Mullinder from the Warren and Union branches of Bangor Savings Bank recently presented a $1,000 corporate giving check to Karen Pier, treasurer of the board at Knox County Homeless Coalition, and Becca Gildred, development director, to support the organization’s continued efforts to address homelessness and housing insecurity in Midcoast Maine.

“At Bangor Savings Bank, we are impressed with the work Knox County Homeless Coalition is doing for the community,” said Deidre Wallace, Union branch manager, “and we are proud to support their efforts.”

“With requests for shelter 150% higher than last year and food needs running at least 200% higher than last, the need is great and this will immediately be put to use helping those we serve,” said Karen.

For more information on Knox County Homeless Coalition’s vision and focus on prevention, call 593-8151 or email  info@homehelphope.org.