March 07, 2022

Bank employee giving COVID-19 tests to Somerville Homeless Coalition Executive Director East Cambridge Savings Bank recently donated COVID-19 rapid tests to two local nonprofit organizations: Cambridge And Somerville Programs for Addiction Recovery (CASPAR) and Somerville Homeless Coalition. 

Each organization received approximately 50 rapid tests which they can use in any way they see fit to best support the health and safety of their clients and employees. 

CASPAR, operated by Boston based Bay Cove Human Services, operates a shelter in Central Square Cambridge that welcomes unhoused individuals who are using substances and need a safe place to stay. The Somerville Homeless Coalition (SHC) provides services to unhoused people or those at risk of losing their housing. SHC was founded in 1985 and provides comprehensive services to help people find and maintain a safe and affordable place to live. 

“All of us at the Somerville Homeless Coalition appreciate the donation of COVID-19 tests from East Cambridge Savings Bank,” said the organization’s Executive Director Michael Libby. “More and more, we are seeing clients and people in need in person, and we want to be able to serve them safely. These tests help us achieve that while maintaining people’s well-being.”

You can learn more about CASPAR and Somerville Homeless Coalition by visiting their websites. 

Photo: Somerville Homeless Coalition Executive Director Michael Libby and East Cambridge Savings Bank Community Relations Specialist Patricia McGovern at the Somerville Homeless Coalition office in Davis Square.