Rockland Trust Donates $1,000 to MetroWest Collaborative Development
Rockland Trust today announced it donated $1,000 to MetroWest Collaborative Development (MWCD), which improves the quality of life for MetroWest residents by creating and preserving affordable homes, supporting economic development, and partnering with businesses and community organizations to support community development. With the assistance of donors including Rockland Trust, MWCD aims to develop 100 affordable housing units in the next five years.
“Rockland Trust is proud to assist organizations like the MetroWest Collaborative Development that are as dedicated to building and developing communities as we are,” said Ed Sugrue, Vice President and Branch Manager for Rockland Trust’s Watertown location. “This area is in need of affordable housing and we are pleased to be a part of the solution.”
MWCD, which has been meeting for more than 10 years, has community building resources in Watertown, Belmont, Lexington and Waltham to help provide housing plan guidance and strategize ways to work together to make an impact on community development. The organization works with others including the Watertown Boys & Girls Club, East Ender Neighbors and Sustainable Watertown to foster a collaborative community throughout MetroWest.
“We are very grateful for the contribution from Rockland Trust,” said Jennifer Van Campen, the Executive Director of MWCD. “Their support helps us respond to more than 1,000 calls from individuals and families facing housing problems.”
About MetroWest Collaborative Development
MetroWest Collaborative Development is a private, non-profit community development corporation, which organizes residents, resources and good ideas to resolve community problems and improve the quality of life for all members of the MetroWest community. The organization accomplished this by: creating and preserving affordable homes; supporting economic development that strengthens neighborhoods, towns and our region; and building alliances with partners and constituencies throughout the region in order to increase awareness and build support for community development. For more information, please visit http://metrowestcd.org/.
About Rockland Trust Company
Rockland Trust Company is a full-service commercial bank headquartered in Massachusetts with $5.7 billion in assets. Rockland Trust provides a wide range of consumer, business, investment, and insurance products and services throughout Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Ranked “Highest Customer Satisfaction with Retail Banking in the New England Region” in 2012 by J.D. Power and Associates, Rockland Trust’s network consists of nearly 80 retail branches, and 15 commercial lending, investment management, and residential lending centers in Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. To find out why Rockland Trust is the bank “Where Each Relationship Matters®”, please visit www.RocklandTrust.com. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.
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