Berkshire Bank Joins CRA Partners to Support Senior Crimestoppers


PITTSFIELD, MA. August 9, 2016 – Berkshire Bank, America’s Most Exciting Bank®, is proud to announce that they have joined CRA Partners and is helping vulnerable seniors by funding the Senior Crimestoppers program.

CRA Partners, powered by the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation, is a national organization that guarantees banks federally mandated CRA credit through the operation of the turn-key Senior Crimestoppers program, providing safe and secure living environments for the nation’s low to moderate income seniors.

Berkshire Bank was approached by CRA Partners to participate in Senior Crimestoppers and gladly accepted, choosing the Vermont Veteran’s Home in Bennington, Vermont to be the site of their funding. Berkshire Bank has a history of making banking easier for our servicemen and servicewomen by providing discounts, money management tools, banking and lending offers to save money so they can make the most of life’s exciting moments. Implementing Senior Crimestoppers’ programming into the Vermont Veteran’s Home serves as an extension of the dedication of Berkshire Bank to the servicemen and servicewomen of our country.

“Berkshire Bank is pleased to join CRA Partners and have the opportunity to support Senior Crimestoppers,” said Erin Boggan, Vice President CRA Officer for Berkshire Bank. “We want all members of our communities to feel safe, and the partnership with Senior Crimestoppers allows added security to the seniors in our service area.” 

A ceremony was held to present Vermont Veteran’s Home with a plaque to signify their acceptance of Senior Crimestoppers into their location on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at 2 pm at the home.

For a photo of the event culmination, please click here.

About Berkshire Bank

Berkshire Hills Bancorp (NYSE: BHLB) is the parent of Berkshire Bank, America’s Most Exciting Bank®.  The Company, recognized for its entrepreneurial approach and distinctive culture, has $8 billion in assets and 93 full service branch offices in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, and Vermont providing personal and business banking, insurance, and wealth management services.  The company has a pending agreement to acquire First Choice Bank, a $1.1 billion bank with eight branches in Princeton, New Jersey area and a national mortgage originations subsidiary. Berkshire Bank was named one of Massachusetts Most Charitable Companies in 2016 by the Boston Business Journal. To learn more, visit, call 800-773-5601 or follow us on:  Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.  Berkshire Bank is the official bank of NESN’s Boston Bruins coverage. 


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