Updated May 30 at 12:47pm

BankFive employees get ‘Heroes in Fight’ award

Employees in BankFive’s north office were recently recognized for their generosity and dedication to helping those with mental illnesses. More

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BankFive employees get ‘Heroes in Fight’ award

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Employees in BankFive’s north office were recently recognized for their generosity and dedication to helping those with mental illnesses.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Greater Fall River presented the office with its “Heroes in Fight” award in recognition of its employees who have volunteered at the organization’s fundraising events or have donated home items to their cause.

In a press release, BankFive said its employees take giving back to their community seriously by participating and volunteering their talents where they are needed most.

“We are proud to have such dedicated employees as a part of our team,” the release said.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Greater Fall River advocates for continued research into effective treatments for mental illness and for adequate funding of services from the Mass. Department of Mental Health. The organization aims to help those with mental illness achieve a sense of dignity with the highest degree of independence and productivity. •

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