NEWPORT, R.I. (November 29, 2017) – Members of the Board of Directors of BankNewport and the Salvation Army Newport Corps recently gathered to celebrate the acquisition of a new 12-passenger van. BankNewport funded the van, essential for the Salvation Army Newport Corps to fulfill its human services mission throughout Newport County.
Originally established in 1889 on Broadway in Newport, the Newport Corps operates numerous programs from its facility at 51 Memorial Boulevard. Services are free of charge and include hunger relief programs, heating assistance and clothing vouchers, senior and veterans services, youth academic and enrichment programming, in addition to holiday baskets and toy distribution.
Last year, the Newport Corps served 5,105 food pantry clients, 2,723 soup kitchen clients, 15,654 daily bread pantry clients, 504 youth through the Kids Club, in addition to providing Thanksgiving baskets for 215 families and Christmas toys and food for 180 families.
For more information about the Salvation Army Newport Corps, contact (401) 846-3234.
Founded in 1819 and headquartered in Newport, BankNewport offers a full suite of loan and deposit products and services for families and businesses throughout Rhode Island. In addition, OceanPoint Insurance Agency, Inc., a subsidiary of BankNewport, offers a broad range of property casualty insurance products and a full array of financial services. With 16 banking offices and $1.4 billion in assets, BankNewport is one of the oldest community banks in the United States and, as a mutual organization, is committed to the financial success of its customers, employees and communities
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