united bankWest Springfield-based United Bank has announced it will donate a minimum of $105,000 to local nonprofits that will aid tornado relief efforts in Massachusetts.

United Bank has contributed $25,000 to the Red Cross Pioneer Valley Chapter, according to a statement. The donation will be used to support victims in the Springfield area and will be shared with the Red Cross’ Westfield Chapter, as the two chapters are collaborating on relief efforts.

The bank also donated $5,000 to establish a community fund in partnership with WGGB News 40. A News 40 special airing Friday night will share details with the community about the fund and overall relief efforts.

An additional $75,000 has also been pledged by United Bank to support other nonprofit organizations. The board of directors of the United Bank Foundation – the bank’s charitable arm – agreed to dedicate its August funding cycle to supporting nonprofit organizations in the area who sustained damage as a result of the tornadoes. The foundation will work with the organizations on grant proposals and award funding of between $50,000 to $75,000 in total.

United Bank To Donate More Than $100K For Relief In Tornado-Ravaged Areas

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