Easterseals ME thanks the Bank of America for their generous gift of $12,500 to ensure continued services during the COVID-19 pandemic for Maine veterans and their families facing crises.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted all Maine residents, but thanks to the generosity of Bank of America, Easterseals ME Military & Veterans Services has been able to quickly and efficiently help service members, veterans and their families with a wide range of family, personal and financial needs.
The restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic has made it challenging for people to access the services they rely on for their health and well-being. Easterseals ME is grateful for philanthropic partners, including Bank of America, who provided needed support so that we can continue services for low-income veterans and their families. The grant award will ensure that veterans will continue to receive critical Care Coordination and emergency financial assistance while maintaining personal safety during the pandemic.
Maureen Beauregard, President & CEO for Easterseals NH, ME & VT, noted, “the COVID-19 pandemic has changed all of our lives, but with the generous support of Bank of America, Easterseals ME Military & Veterans Services was able to adapt and quickly respond to the needs of those who have served our country. Our commitment is to ensure that veterans who require assistance during this challenging time receive the services they need. Easterseals ME is incredibly grateful to have partners like Bank of America who are committed to ensuring no veteran is left behind. Easterseals ME wishes to thank Bank of America for always being there for our most vulnerable residents and providing an important safety net in times of crisis.”
Bank of America is grateful to Easterseals ME for all the support they provide to our Maine Veterans and their families,” said Bill Williamson, Bank of America Maine Market President. “We are honored to provide support to those efforts during this time of crisis.”
About Easterseals ME Military & Veterans Services
Easterseals ME’s Military & Veterans Services was founded in 2012 to provide a safety net of critical case management and emergency financial assistance to meet the unexpected crises of service members, veterans, and their families. Emergency financial assistance, which is made available through Veterans Count, the philanthropic arm of our Military & Veterans Services program, is only utilized for emergency goods and services not available through other sources. Funds may be used for such items as rent assistance, gas, emergency food, transportation, and tools or training to secure employment. Since the program’s inception, Easterseals ME has served more than 2,000 veterans, assisting them in accessing eligible benefits and services, and/or securing employment and housing in order to build a sustainable, secure and viable future. Our commitment is to give each veteran the dignity he or she deserves.
About Bank of America
Bank of America is guided by a common purpose to help make financial lives better. Bank of America is delivering on this through a responsible growth strategy with a focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) leadership. As part of this work, Bank of America develops strong partnerships with nonprofit organizations addressing issues fundamental to economic mobility and social progress in low- and moderate-income communities. In response to poverty and issues affecting social justice and racial and gender inequality, Bank of America focuses on stabilizing individuals and families by ensuring their basic needs are met; addressing challenges, such as food and housing insecurity; and connecting individuals to pathways to succeed by building skills for 21st century jobs through education and workforce training. Central to this effort, Bank of America partners with nonprofits that are removing barriers for economic opportunity for vulnerable populations, including families struggling to make ends meet, opportunity youth, individuals living with disabilities, veterans, and those with significant barriers to employment, including those impacted by the criminal justice system. Our goal is to help transform communities in crisis into thriving neighborhoods that fuel economic growth and prosperity for all.