Camden, Maine, November 9, 2023 – Camden National Bank has announced it will donate more than $50,000 to provide both immediate aid and long-term support to the Lewiston-Auburn community in response to the recent tragic event.
“There are no words to adequately describe the sadness and devastation that we are feeling for our family and community members,” said Greg Dufour, president and chief executive officer. “We are grateful to call Maine our home. We remain focused on providing our employees and community with the support and assistance they need as we collectively work together toward healing and recovery during these challenging times.”
The total of $50,000 in funding from Camden National Bank is being distributed as follows:
- $15,000 to the LA Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce Foundation to support immediate needs such as rent, heating oil, etc. for the victims’ households. The Chamber’s Foundation identified a process to swiftly distribute funds to the more than 155 victims identified by the Office of the Maine Attorney General and the Department of Justice.
- $15,000 to the Maine Community Foundation’s Lewiston-Auburn Area Response Fund, which provides immediate and long-term aid to the victims, families, and communities impacted by the tragedy.
- $10,000 to support the Lewiston Police Relief Association to support our heroic first responders and their families as they experience mental health issues and work diligently to provide additional community support.
- $10,000 in funding will be distributed to address future needs of the community.
Camden National Bank is deeply rooted in the Lewiston-Auburn community. In 2000, the bank acquired a banking center in Lewiston through the acquisition of Kingfield Savings Bank. The bank then expanded its presence in 2012 when it acquired 15 banking centers from Bank of America, of which two of those locations were located in Lewiston and Auburn. Today, in addition to the two banking centers and strong commercial lending, Lewiston-Auburn serves as a significant hub for several support service employees, including Ryan Smith, Executive Vice President of Commercial Banking, who is tied intimately with the community.
About Camden National Corporation
Camden National Corporation (NASDAQ: CAC) is the largest publicly traded bank holding company in Northern New England with $5.8 billion in assets and was proudly listed as one of the Best Places to Work in Maine, for the past three years. Founded in 1875, Camden National Bank is a full-service community bank dedicated to customers at every stage of their financial journey. With 24/7 live phone support, 57 banking centers, and additional lending offices in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, Camden National Bank offers the latest in digital banking, complemented by award-winning, personalized service. To learn more, visit CamdenNational.bank. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.
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