First County Bank and WEBE108 Warms Up Those in Need

First County Bank Summer Street Branch Manager Camilo Duque with WEBE108’s “Stormin Norman” at donation tent in Stamford. (contributed photo)

STAMFORD, CT – First County Bank partnered with Connoisseur Media Connecticut’s WEBE108 to host their 2nd annual Warmth Drive. The one-day Warmth Drive that took place on Thursday December 3rd was a huge success, bringing in 2,400 pounds (which is over 1,000 items) of winter coats, hats, scarves and gloves, for men, women, and children. The warm winter wear was dropped off at First County Bank branches in Stamford, Norwalk, and Fairfield, where members of the WEBE108 street team were onsite collecting donations which benefited the Bridgeport Rescue Mission.

“We asked and the community answered! The outpour of donations at our branches to help those less fortunate this winter, was warming to see,” said Robert Granata – Chairman and CEO of First County Bank. “Through the support of others, we were able to surpass last year’s donation number of 300 winter items, tripling the donations this year, all in a day,” added Granata.

“We are proud to partner with the team at First County Bank to help the Bridgeport Rescue Mission keep our neighbors a bit warmer this winter season. We were all hands-on deck to help this wonderful organization assist folks during a very difficult time for many. I am thankful for the support from First County Bank–it’s wonderful to see local organizations working together for the good of others,” stated Kristin Okesson – SVP/GM of Connoisseur Media Connecticut.

“On behalf of the entire Bridgeport Rescue Mission family – we are so grateful to the First County Bank team for once again stepping up to help their community. This year is particularly hard. The ability to just put food on the table is a struggle for tens of thousands right here in

Fairfield County; however, because or your dedication more of our neighbors in need will find comfort with warm coats, gloves and scarves. We are so appreciative for your support,” said Kim Fawcett CRO of Bridgeport Rescue Mission.

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