Berkshire Bank Joins CRA Partners to Support Senior Crimestoppers - 2019

PITTSFIELD, MA  – Berkshire Bank is proud to announce a continued partnership with CRA Partners to help vulnerable seniors by funding the Senior Crimestoppers program. Berkshire Bank has partnered with CRA Partners since August, 2016.

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 has chosen 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, Senior 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.”

Dawn Russ, Branch Manager of Berkshire’s Arlington location presented the Vermont Veteran’s Home with a check to help three veterans attend a Red Sox Game from CRA’s Wishes Come True program.

About Berkshire Bank

Berkshire Bank, is recognized for its entrepreneurial approach, relationship customer experience and distinctive culture. With $12.0 billion in assets, Berkshire provides business and consumer banking, mortgage, wealth management, investment and insurance services through 115 full service branch offices throughout New York, Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts, including Commerce Bank, a division of Berkshire Bank. Berkshire Hills Bancorp (NYSE: BHLB) is the parent of Berkshire Bank. Berkshire Bank was named one of Massachusetts' Most Charitable Companies by the Boston Business Journal in 2018. The Company has a pending agreement to acquire SI Financial Group, Inc. and its subsidiary, Savings Institute Bank and Trust Company, a $1.6 billion dollar bank with 18 branches in Eastern CT and 5 branches in Rhode Island. To learn more, visit
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Allan Foxon, COO of Vermont Veteran's Home; Dawn Russ, Branch Officer of Berkshire Bank; Melissa Jackson, CEO of Vermont Veteran's Home.

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