Concord, NH – February 10, 2014 -Merrimack County Savings Bank Foundation recently granted $3,600 to NH Audubon to install a Hearing Loop system in Audubon’s main meeting room. This award is one of 19 awards presented by the Foundation to not-for-profit organizations, according to Paul Rizzi, Merrimack CEO and President.
Left to right: Michael Bartlett, New Hampshire Audubon President and Paul Rizzi, Merrimack President and CEO
“We have tried for years to meet the needs of the hearing impaired community who use the McLane Center’s meeting rooms,” said NH Audubon President, Michael J. Bartlett. “Thanks in large part to the generosity of Merrimack County Savings Bank, we have finally been able to meet that need with a state of the art Hearing Loop system.” NH Audubon’s McLane Center is the organization’s longest established location. The building, which is located on Silk Farm Road in Concord, is also home to NH Audubon’s central operations.
NH Audubon is a nonprofit, statewide membership organization independent of the National Audubon Society. Over 30 staff members operate four centers in Auburn, Concord, Hebron, and Manchester and two seasonal raptor observatories, in Concord and Peterborough. NH Audubon provides:
Â- Environmental education programs throughout the state;
Â- statewide conservation research and wildlife monitoring;
Â- protection of nearly 8,000 acres of wildlife habitat in 39 sanctuaries;
Â- environmental public policy and science-based advocacy.