Leeds, MA ─ Soldier On has been awarded a $15,000.00 grant from Berkshire Bank Foundation, the charitable arm of Berkshire Bank, America’s Most Exciting BankTM. The grant will go towards the development of Soldier On’s Women’s Wellness Program, a program being implemented into the Soldier On women’s program to promote a holistic approach to recovery.
“Berkshire Bank’s support of the Women’s Program Wellness Center shows a strong commitment to helping homeless women veterans reengage in living happy, hopeful, productive lives and playing an active role in their families and their communities, “ said Cindy Nolan-Liston, Soldier On women’s program supervisor.
Soldier On is dedicated to providing housing and supportive services to homeless veterans. The $15,000.00 grant from Berkshire Bank Foundation will support the services and programs offered to the women veterans that Soldier On serves to assist them in living healthy lifestyles. The wellness center will focus on empowerment while aligning with Soldier On’s philosophy of peer managed housing and programs. Yoga, meditation, stress management, peer support and nutrition are among the programs that will be available to the women at the center.
“Berkshire Bank, through its foundation and its staff’s involvement with Soldier On in performing community service projects, has become an integral partner in our growth and development,” said Soldier On president and CEO Jack Downing. “Berkshire Bank is a powerful financial institution that exemplifies the highest commitment to strengthening the community it serves.”
Berkshire Bank Foundation aims to strengthen and improve the quality of life in the communities served by Berkshire Bank. By funding programs, like Soldier On women’s wellness program, that significantly impact the people they serve, Berkshire Bank works to support and strengthen the community.
“Berkshire Bank is excited to provide this financial support to Soldier On so that they can continue to help formerly homeless veterans live in dignity. This innovative approach and program will help women veterans reengage with society and play an active role in their communities. There is no greater honor for us as a company than to give back to those who have served our country” said Peter J. Lafayette Executive Director of Berkshire Bank Foundation.