UniBank donates $20,000 to Worcester Community Action Council

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( l to r) – Matthew Wally, vice president of government and community affairs, UniBank; Mary Knittle, director of energy resources, WCAC; Dianne Schiavone, LIHEAP coordinator, WCAC; Jill Dagilis, executive director, WCAC; and Sam S. Pepper, Jr., president and CEO, UniBank.

Region –  UniBank recently donated $20,000 to Worcester Community Action Council’s (WCAC) Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), commonly known as the Emergency Fuel Fund. UniBank’s donation helps the WCAC provide relief to vulnerable households that are struggling to meet the cost of keeping their homes warm.

WCAC’s Fuel Assistance Program helps eligible residents in greater Worcester, including many of the towns where UniBank has a presence. In addition, WCAC provides energy efficiency reviews for eligible households to help reduce costs and improve efficiencies to stretch energy dollars.

“These much needed services provided by Worcester Community Action Council have a tremendous impact on residents that are in need in our local communities,” stated UniBank president and CEO Sam S. Pepper, Jr. “We are proud to play a part in keeping residents in our neighborhoods warm throughout the cold winter months with this donation.”

“On behalf of the vulnerable households who will be helped by this generous donation, we are most grateful,” said WCAC Executive Director Jill Dagilis. “The frigid temperatures we have endured already this winter leave many, many households extremely vulnerable. These dollars will help support many families struggling to meet home heating costs right here in our community.”

The Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. was established in 1965 as the locally designated “community action” agency for the Economic Opportunity Act. Today, WCAC serves as an umbrella agency offering a variety of education, employment and social service programs.

For more information about the LIHEAP or other services administered through WCAC, visit www.wcac.net.

UniBank is rooted in the Blackstone Valley with assets of $1.6 billion as of December 31, 2017. A full-service, mutually owned community bank, UniBank has branches in Central Massachusetts and the MetroWest region of Massachusetts. UniBank opened its newest full-service branch at 193 Boston Turnpike (Route 9) in Shrewsbury (at the former site of Spag’s) on September 20, 2017. UniBank is dedicated to contributing to the overall quality of life and economic health of the communities it serves, while maintaining a high level of financial soundness and integrity. UniBank is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC and Member DIF.  UniBank NMLS #583135. The company website is www.unibank.com.