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BankNewport Donates $10,000 to American Red Cross to Support Hurricane Ian Relief Efforts


Newport, RI(November 7, 2022) – As part of its All In Giving program, BankNewport is pleased to announce that it has donated $10,000 to the American Red Cross to aid the organization’s relief efforts in southwest Florida.

“While we wish it weren’t needed, we are happy to support the American Red Cross’ tireless efforts to provide vital relief services to the people and communities in Florida devastated by Hurricane Ian,” said Jack Murphy, President & CEO, BankNewport.  “We may be more than 1,000 miles away, but as a fellow coastal community, we know first-hand how damaging storms can be. We send our very best to the residents and aid workers as they do the very difficult work of rebuilding.”

“We are so grateful for BankNewport’s generous gift to the American Red Cross to aid people who have experienced heartbreaking devastation because of Hurricane Ian,” said Susan Roberts, Executive Director, American Red Cross Rhode Island Chapter.  “The Red Cross continues to help residents in Florida recover while still providing care on a massive scale. We couldn’t do it without dedicated donors like BankNewport, who make it possible for the Red Cross to be there in times of greatest need.”


About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.


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. BankNewport is one of the longest-standing community banks in the United States and, as a mutual organization, is committed to the financial success of its customers, employees, and communities. BankNewport has 18 branch locations and a commercial lending office in Providence. OceanPoint Marine Lending, a business line of BankNewport, specializes in consumer marine and recreational vehicle financing programs.

Through its All In Giving program, BankNewport is committed to supporting nonprofits with areas of impact focused on basic human needs, children and families, education, economic security, healthy lives, arts and culture, and the environment.  BankNewport has awarded over $7 million in grants, sponsorships, and donations over the past 11 years to a wide range of nonprofits to help strengthen and enrich lives and communities throughout Rhode Island. Financial education and community service performed by employees total 7,300 hours annually.  For more information, please visit www.banknewport.com.