People’s United donates $33,900 to weatherization programs

first_imgPeople’s United Bank,During the 2nd quarter of 2011, People’s United Bank announced that they would donate $100, to the Weatherization Assistance Programs (WAPs) offered through the State of Vermont Community Action Agencies (CAAs), for every personal checking account opened from June 7th through August 2nd.  People’s United Bank announced today that $33,900 would be spread among the CAAs for use in weatherizing homes throughout Vermont, with $14,600 going to Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity, Inc.The Community Action Agencies which are independent non-profit organizations, were established through the State of Vermont Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO) under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to fight America’s War on Poverty.  They help people to help themselves in achieving self-sufficiency.  The 5 Community Action Agencies in Vermont (4 of which have an affiliated WAP) include:  BROC – Community Action in Southwestern Vermont, CVCAC- Central Vermont Community Action Council, Inc., CVOEO – Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity Inc., SEVCA – Southeastern Vermont Community Action, Inc. and NEKCA ‘ North East Kingdom Community Action.  The lone WAP not affiliated with a CAA is NETO ‘ North East Training Opportunities which provides weatherization Services in the North eastern portion of the state.‘The weatherization programs offered through the State of Vermont Community Action Agencies are a great example of ‘helping people help themselves,’‘ state Michael Seaver, Vermont President People’s United Bank.  ‘Over the last several years, so many Vermonters have relied on emergency funding for fuel.  The weatherization programs offered statewide will reduce our dependency on these funds and provide warmer homes for our neighbors in need,’ continued Seaver.The following is a breakdown of the dollars that the weatherization programs will receive:BROC ‘ Community Action in Southwestern Vermont                 $3,200CVCAC ‘ Central Vermont Community Action Council, Inc.          $4,400CVOEO – Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity, Inc.           $14,600NEKCA ‘ North East Kingdom Community Action, Inc.                       $1,500SEVCA ‘ Southeastern Vermont Community Action, Inc.                     $10,200‘An innovative and creative idea became generous funding provided by People’s United Bank.   It is one more way we are able to keep families safe, warm and in their own homes,’ said Jan Demers, Executive Director Champlain Valley Office of Economic Development.   ‘We have over 100 families on our wait list for weatherization services, so the timing for this donation from the People’s United Bank could not be better,’ continued Demers.Photo cutline: Left to right: Jan Demers, CVOEO Executive Director, Debra Geraw, Weatherization Crew Member, Christal Bradstreet, People’s United Bank.For more information on the programs offered through the State of Vermont office of Economic Opportunity and Community Action Agencies in Vermont, please contact Shaun Donahue at shaun.donahue@ahs.state.vt.us(link sends e-mail) or call 802-241-2454.About People’s United BankPeople’s United Bank is a subsidiary of People’s United Financial, Inc., a diversified financial services company with approximately $25 billion in assets. Peoples United Bank, founded in 1842, provides consumer, commercial and wealth management services through nearly 340 branches in Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine and in Westchester County and Long Island, New York. Through additional subsidiaries, People’s United provides equipment financing, asset management, brokerage and financial advisory services, and insurance services. People’s United. 12.8.2011###last_img read more

Founder of Comlinx Scott Smith has put his family weekender on the market for $1.495 million

first_img87 Albatross Ave, Mermaid Beach.BRISBANE IT boss Scott Smith is hoping to hook a buyer after putting his beachside villa on the market for $1.495 million. The founder of IT company Comlinx said he bought the three-bedroom villa at No. 2/87 Albatross Ave as a weekender in 2010 for $1.16 million. Mr Smith said he was struggling to find time for the villa after buying a large Indooroopilly home.Luke Henderson from John Henderson Professionals Mermaid Beach said it was difficult to find something for under $2 million in the exclusive neighbourhood.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North7 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“The ultra-stylish residence offered potential buyers beachside living without the multi-million price tags neighbouring absolute beachfront mansions,” Mr Henderson said. Mr Henderson said the east-facing villa had ocean views and captured sea breezes.“The villa was designed around a lifestyle of luxury in mind and was created to maximise thenatural light and the ocean views.”The property includes high ceilings, iron bark floors and spacious living areas.“There is a sandstone balcony where ocean views provide the perfect backdrop for a morning coffee.”last_img read more

GFF/NAMILCO Thunderbolt Flour Power Nat. Under-17 League Walkover victories continue to trend in associations

first_imgVICTORIES via walkovers continue to be the trend in several associations affiliated to the Guyana Football Federation (GFF). Along with NAMILCO, under its Thunderbolt brand, GFF is running off the National Under-17 League in several associations.Over the past month or two, several teams added points to their tally as a result of their opponents’ failure to show up for their respective fixtures, and this has been the trend in most associations.The latest series of walk-over victories occurred over the past weekend.In the East Demerara Football Association (EDFA) leg of the tournament, Mahaica Determinators added three points to their tally without breaking a sweat against Buxton Stars.The same pattern occurred in the West Demerara Football Association (WDFA) leg where Den Amstel benefited from three points as their opponents Beavers failed to make an appearance.In the Georgetown Football Association (GFA) leg, it was no different as Order and Discipline were a no-show for their match against Santos.Meanwhile, in results from matches played over the weekend, Buxton United beat Ann’s Grove 3-0 on Saturday at the Grove Community Centre ground.Niyon Robertson, Troni Semple and Clint Headley scored for the winning team in the 8th, 9th and 21st minute respectively.Playing at the same East Coast Demerara venue, Golden Stars blanked Victoria Kings 4-0 through a double from Ceyon Montrose in the 4th and 58th minutes, while Shawn Adonis and Michael Wood scored one goal each in the 61st and 68th minute respectively.In the Georgetown Football Association (GFA) leg, Fruta Conquerors mauled Eastveldt 6-0 and Pele edged Georgetown Football Club (GFC) 1-0.On the West Side (WCD), Eagles beat Slingerz by a 2-0 margin and are now placed third in the league with nine points.Beavers, who are now fourth in the points standings, also have nine points, but Eagles have a better goal difference.last_img read more