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For Immediate Release

Citizens Helping Citizens COVID-19 Relief Awards Easterseals NH $25,000

July 6, 2020

Media Contact:
Ashley Severs

Easterseals NH thanks Citizens Bank for their $25,000 gift to ensure continued services during the COVID-19 pandemic for vulnerable NH residents, including people with disabilities or special needs.

The COVID-19 pandemic has reached into every New Hampshire county, but thanks to the generosity of Citizens Bank, Easterseals NH has been able to adapt services to meet the needs of our most vulnerable citizens. The restrictions imposed by COVID-19 made it challenging for people to access the services they relied on for their health and well-being. We are grateful for our philanthropic partners, including Citizens Bank, who provided support so that we could continue services for low-income families, the elderly, veterans, and individuals with disabilities or special needs. Funds to expand our telehealth capabilities, and purchase emergency goods and services, including PPE meant that clients could continue to receive services while maintaining personal safety.

Maureen Beauregard, President & CEO for Easterseals NH, noted, “COVID-19 has changed all of our lives, but with the generous support of Citizens Bank, Easterseals NH was able to adapt and quickly respond to the needs of the community. Our commitment is to ensure that all of our clients who need assistance during this challenging time receive the services they need. We are incredibly grateful to have partners like Citizens Bank who stepped up and asked, ‘how can we help?’ We honor Citizens Bank for their commitment to communities across New Hampshire.”

“During these challenging times we are proud to join with Easterseals as they work to continue to provide essential services to some of our most vulnerable residents,” said Joe Carelli, president, Citizens Bank, New Hampshire and Vermont. “We continue to work with our neighbors and community partners to support one another all across New Hampshire.”

About Easterseals New Hampshire
For 84 years, Easterseals NH has provided exceptional services to ensure we change the way the world defines and views disability by making profound, positive differences in people’s lives every day. Our 12 core programs and services include Child Development Centers and Family Resource Center, Early Supports & Services, Autism Services, Residential & Educational Services, Transportation, Camping & Recreation, Community Based Services, Workforce Development, Military & Veterans Services, Senior Services, Substance Use Treatment Services, and Oral Health Services. As a leader in social services for individuals with disabilities and special needs, Easterseals NH employs more than 1,400 individuals who serve nearly 25,000 children, adults and seniors. To learn more about Easterseals NH, visit easterseals.com/nh.

About Citizens Financial Group, Inc.
Citizens Financial Group, Inc. is one of the nation’s oldest and largest financial institutions, with $176.7 billion in assets as of March 31, 2020. Headquartered in Providence, Rhode Island, Citizens offers a broad range of retail and commercial banking products and services to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, large corporations and institutions. Citizens helps its customers reach their potential by listening to them and by understanding their needs in order to offer tailored advice, ideas and solutions. In Consumer Banking, Citizens provides an integrated experience that includes mobile and online banking, a 24/7 customer contact center and the convenience of approximately 2,800 ATMs and approximately 1,000 branches in 11 states in the New England, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions. Consumer Banking products and services include a full range of banking, lending, savings, wealth management and small business offerings. In Commercial Banking, Citizens offers a broad complement of financial products and solutions, including lending and leasing, deposit and treasury management services, foreign exchange, interest rate and commodity risk management solutions, as well as loan syndication, corporate finance, merger and acquisition, and debt and equity capital markets capabilities. More information is available at citizensbank.com.

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