Donation Made on Behalf of All Rockville Bank Customers
to Help CT Recover from Hurricane Sandy
SOUTH WINDSOR, CONN., December 6, 2012 - William (Bill) H.
W. Crawford, IV, President and Chief Executive Officer of
Rockville Bank and Rockville Financial, Inc. (RCKB), today
announced that the Rockville Bank Foundation is donating
$25,000 on behalf of its customers to the Connecticut
Chapter of the American Red Cross to help with the
organization's ongoing, local disaster relief efforts in
the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
"It's clear that the devastating impact this 'Superstorm'
had on Connecticut families and businesses will be felt for
a long time. It's been six weeks since the Hurricane struck
Connecticut and the eastern seaboard and there is so much
more support needed to aid our communities as they recover
from this historic storm," said Crawford.
"The Rockville Bank Foundation is making a $25,000 donation
to help the Connecticut Chapter of the American Red Cross
continue its unwavering efforts to assist fellow state
residents and businesses during this difficult time. It's
appropriate for our Foundation to make this generous
donation on behalf of all Rockville Bank customers who also
faced challenges of their own due to Hurricane Sandy."
"We wanted to do something for our customers who continued
to make Rockville Bank their Bank as we dealt with issues
of our own in the aftermath of this 'Superstorm.'
Personally knowing our customers the way we do, this
$25,000 donation is a gesture of goodwill they would want
us to make to help our fellow Connecticut residents. It is
truly symbolic of the care and respect our customers show
our employees and indicative of the superior service we
deliver to our customers every day," added Crawford.
Joe Kuzma, Senior Development Director for the Connecticut
Chapter of the American Red Cross, visited Rockville Bank's
Administrative Offices on Thursday, December 6, to
participate in a check presentation with Rockville Bank
officials. Bank officials on hand for the check
presentation were Bill Crawford, President and CEO; Marino
Santarelli, COO; Rick Trachimowicz, Human Capital &
Organizational Development Officer and President of the
Rockville Bank Foundation; Ray Lefurge, Chairman of the
Bank's Board of Directors; and Michael Bars, Vice-Chairman
of the Board.
About Rockville Bank:
Rockville Bank is a 21-branch community bank serving
Tolland, Hartford, and New London counties in Connecticut.
It provides a convenient banking lifestyle for Colchester,
Coventry, East Windsor, Ellington, Enfield, Glastonbury,
Manchester, Rockville, Somers, South Glastonbury, South
Windsor, Suffield, Vernon, seven days a week in Tolland,
and Big Y supermarket locations in Enfield and Manchester.
A New Haven County Commercial Banking Office located in
Hamden is open and located at 2319 Whitney Avenue in Hamden
to provide an array of commercial products and services for
area businesses. Rockville Bank will also be opening a
full-service banking center in West Hartford in the coming
months. For information about Rockville Bank's services and
products, call (860) 291-3600 or visit
Rockville Bank Foundation Mission
The Rockville Bank Foundation was established in May 1998
to assist in improving the quality of life in "Rockville
Bank" communities located in Connecticut. The Foundation
supports a variety of charitable causes (religious,
charitable, public safety, educational, health and other
charitable organizations). Charitable contributions are
intended to strengthen the relationship between Rockville
Bank and the communities it services while furthering the
Bank's donations and strategic plans.