NEWPORT, R.I. (December 22, 2017) – Employees of BankNewport and OceanPoint Insurance recently presented donations to the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army in support of the tireless efforts of both agencies to provide vital relief services to the people and communities devastated by the series of hurricanes this fall.

Employees collected personal donations for the opportunity to dress casual in support of hurricane relief, with funds matched by BankNewport management and board of directors, for a total of $5,924 to the American Red Cross and $2,500 to the Salvation Army.

AmericanRedCrossLogo.pngThe American Red Cross is a volunteer led humanitarian organization that provides immediate relief to individuals affected by disasters, and helps people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. The American Red Cross responds to 64,000 disasters per year servicing the entire United States and a global outreach.


The Salvation Army is a social services organization offering disaster assistance since 1900. The organization has continued their effects in providing relief to first responders and survivors of natural disasters, accidents and other situations. The Salvation Army strives to bring hope and healing to people who find themselves in the midst of extremely difficult situations.

About BankNewport

Founded in 1819 and headquartered in Newport, BankNewport offers a full suite of loan and deposit products and services for families and businesses throughout Rhode Island.  In addition, OceanPoint Insurance Agency, Inc., a subsidiary of BankNewport, offers a broad range of property casualty insurance products and a full array of financial services.  With 15 banking offices and $1.4 billion in assets, BankNewport is one of the oldest community banks in the United States and, as a mutual organization, is committed to the financial success of its customers, employees and communities