Foundation donates $15,000 to Pelican Intervention Fund

Published in Newburyport Daily News

NEWBURYPORT – Newburyport Five Cents Savings Charitable Foundation recently donated $15,000 to support the Pelican Intervention Fund, which assists with treatment for individuals suffering from drug addiction.

Foundation president Janice C. Morse called The Pelican Intervention Fund “a vital organization to our community which supports individuals and their families on their journeys from addiction to recovery.”

 The Pelican Intervention Fund, a fund of Essex County Community Foundation, was established in 2015 by community members Kim and Steven Keene and Elizabeth McCarthy. Law enforcement, local and federal government agencies, social service organizations, medical professionals and others are looking to construct the most effective and enduring path out of addiction and the fastest way to get people on the road to treatment, according to a press release. The Pelican Intervention Fund seeks to offer hope for sustained recovery for adults who live in the communities of Amesbury, Byfield, Groveland, Merrimac, Newbury, Newburyport, Rowley, Salisbury and West Newbury.

Newburyport Five Cents Savings Charitable Foundation, Inc. was established in 2003 to further carry out the bank’s long history of community involvement. Supported solely by Newburyport Five, the foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations within the Greater Newburyport and Seacoast areas. Since the foundation’s inception the bank has contributed over $4 million to the foundation and the foundation has made awards exceeding $1 million.

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