Auburn Savings Donates to L/A Veterans Council
Auburn Savings recently presented a donation check in the amount of $1,000 to the Lewiston/Auburn Veterans Council. This donation contributed toward a $6,500 goal to build a Vietnam memorial in Veterans Park in Lewiston. Auburn Savings President & CEO Bill Tracy presented L/A Veterans Council member and spokesperson for the project Charlie Paul with the donation on behalf of the bank.
Auburn Savings supports many local non-profits and fundraising drives; the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial seemed an obvious effort for the bank to support. “We are honored to provide this donation to a much-deserved cause that not only benefits the veteran community, but the entire L/A community,” said Bill Tracy, President and CEO of Auburn Savings. “We have a responsibility to acknowledge our veterans and the sacrifices they’ve made. This project will recognize so many and will bring in visitors from all over Maine. We’re very proud to support Mr. Paul, the L/A Veterans Council and this project.”
On receiving Auburn Savings’ donation, Mr. Paul said that it “knocked him off his chair.” He added that, “Auburn Savings’ involvement is something I will treasure forever because it gives validity to what I’m trying to do.” Paul spearheaded this project after observing that the community did not have a memorial dedicated to those who served in the Vietnam War. He hopes to reach his goal and have the monument created and established in time for Veterans Day on November 11, 2021 complete with a ceremony. “I don’t have enough words to say how absolutely overwhelmed I am by this level of support from Auburn Savings,” said Paul.
Auburn Savings is proud to support LA Veterans Council and the work they’re doing to educate and engage the public and honor all veterans and their families in the community. Donations can be made at both Auburn Savings locations.