We were thrilled to be honored with the Housing Hero Award from CATCH Neighborhood Housing on March 29th. The award was presented at CATCH’s pre-show reception for their hosted production of Capitol Steps, a musical political satire. The Housing Hero Award recognized the Bank for 24 years of dedication and commitment to supporting and advocating on behalf of CATCH.
“It’s vital that we continue to do all we can to further the economic advancement of our community, by supporting CATCH and organizations like them. CATCH has been tireless in their work to ensure people of low and modest means are able to gain affordable, quality housing and we could not be prouder to stand behind them,” said Philip Emma, Bank President.
“We are very grateful for the long-time support the Merrimack has offered,” said Rosemary Heard, President of CATCH Neighborhood Housing. “They’ve helped make it possible for hard-working families of modest means find and live in affordable, quality homes.”
The Merrimack has remained steadfast in fostering the economic health and well-being of the communities we serve since the Bank was founded more than 150 years ago. Contributing to and supporting organizations, non-profits and projects that improve the quality of life for local citizens was a founding principle and continues to guide our mission and values today. “Although much has changed over the years, our commitment to the values on which we were founded stays the same,” added Philip.
Additional honorees included: Bonnette, Page & Stone; Chris Harper-Fahey of NeighborWorks of Southern NH; Jeanine Tousignant of Jeanine and Company; Commissioner Taylor Caswell; and Mark Ciborowski. Proceeds from the Capitol Steps raised nearly $65,000 for CATCH’s affordable housing programs.
CATCH Neighborhood Housing strengthens communities by creating opportunities for affordable, quality housing for people otherwise not being served in Merrimack County. Offering a full spectrum of housing services, CATCH has earned a reputation for excellence by being involved and committed to the community, creating innovative housing solutions for low- or moderate- income individuals and families. For more information on CATCH, visit catchhousing.org.