On Wednesday, December 12, East Cambridge Savings Bank employees enthusiastically rang the bell for The Salvation Army Cambridge Corps. Red Kettle Drive. The annual holiday appeal, a staple outside malls and stores during the month of December, raises funds for the many programs facilitated by the Corps. throughout the year.
Many people know The Salvation Army for their red kettle drives during the holidays, but here in Cambridge we are also fortunate to know them for their year-round commitment to local residents, some facing very difficult situations. Based in Central Square, the Army’s Cambridge Corps. provides daycare for homeless children, programs for at risk youth, and treatment and recovery programs for those battling substance abuse.
Hosting a Red Kettle Drive outside the Bank’s Main Office has become a holiday tradition at East Cambridge.
One of the employees volunteering, Vice President/Compliance Officer Patrick Normile, noted the importance of taking time to help others during the holidays. “I look forward to the Red Kettle Drive every year and I have a new appreciation for those that do it in other locations,” said Normile. “It’s an opportunity to see the good there is in our community.”
The Bank would like to sincerely thank the many customers, neighbors, and local business owners who stopped by throughout the day to help us fill a red kettle for The Salvation Army of Massachusetts and the Cambridge Corps.