Cornerstone Bank donates $50,000 to Worcester Community Action Council

Funds will go towards the organization’s Emergency Fuel Fund

Cornerstone Bank has donated $50,000 to the Worcester Community Action Council (WCAC) in support of its Emergency Fuel Fund. Due to higher fuel costs and an increase in calls for support from the community, the emergency fund has been depleted. In September and October of 2021, WCAC helped over 350 households with payments totaling more than $150,000. This is the third consecutive year Cornerstone Bank has donated to WCAC.

“We are proud to support WCAC’s mission of helping those struggling to heat their homes as the weather begins to trend colder,” said Cornerstone Bank CEO Todd Tallman. “As a community bank, we put a major focus on bettering the lives of our neighbors. We were happy to answer WCAC’s call for help to ensure the people they serve will be warm this winter.”

The Worcester Community Action Council is one of 23 community action agencies in Massachusetts with the mission of helping people toward economic self-sufficiency through programs, partnerships, and advocacy. To help break the cycle of poverty for tens of thousands of people annually, WCAC provides opportunities for energy assistance, early education and care, financial empowerment, positive youth development, and career pathways.