Doolin named to bank board
Patrick Thorpe, president and chief executive officer of BankGloucester, has announced that Dennis Doolin has become a member of the Board of Directors of BankGloucester.
“I am happy that Dennis is joining the board,” said Thorpe in a statement. “He has been a valuable part of the management team at BankGloucester for 13 years. This appointment is well deserved!”
Doolin, who is vice president and treasurer at BankGloucester, has worked in the financial industry for more than 30 years. Prior to joining BankGloucester in 2001, he worked for Winter Hill Federal Savings Bank in Somerville, as vice president and controller.
Doolin is an active member and past president of the Boston chapter of the Financial Managers Society.
A resident of Reading, he and his wife Sue have three children.
Women on The Move honored
Women on The Move LLC, a North Shore and Greater Boston moving company, has been selected for the 2013 Best of Marblehead Award in the Movers category by the Marblehead Award Program.
Specializing in both residential and senior retirement moves, Women on The Move coordinates all aspects of a move from start to finish leaving a person free to focus on family, work and the other important aspects of life. Their professionally trained packers, the majority of whom are women, will arrive at the home, supplies in hand to pack the entire home, or just the rooms, all in just a few hours to a few days depending upon the size of the job. Unpacking to Women on The Move means a complete settle-in service. BVeds are made, the kitchen is set up, clothes are put away, all belongings are put in their rightful place and the boxes are taken away. All of employees are insured and bonded.
Free estimates for their services are provided by contacting the office at 781-631-7588 or at www.womenonthemovellc.com.
Good Neighbor Energy Fund
The Salvation Army, the administrator of the Massachusetts Good Neighbor Energy Fund, has opened the fund to qualified candidates.
A cooperative effort between the state’s energy companies, their customers and The Salvation Army, the Good Neighbor Energy Fund helps families in temporary crisis who do not qualify for federal or state assistance with the payment of their energy expenses.
The fund’s 29th annual “Give the Gift of Warmth” campaign’s goal is to raise $550,000 and help more than 2,000 families.
“With the colder temperatures in mind, the timing is certainly right to announce that the fund will soon be available to all candidates who qualify,” said Maj. David Kelly of The Salvation Army Massachusetts Division, in a statement. “It is our hope that the opening of the fund will help reduce the urgency of need we have been seeing throughout the state.”
The fund is often the last resort for families who do not qualify for federal and state assistance programs. To qualify for assistance from the fund, an applicant’s gross household income must fall between 60 and 80 percent of the state’s median income levels. For example, a household size of two would need to have a total gross yearly income of between $41,932 and $55,908 to qualify. A household of four would need to have a yearly gross income of between $61,664 and $82,218 to qualify, etc. This year’s fund disbursement is $250 per eligible household per heating season.
Massachusetts residents who wish to support the fund can “Give the Gift of Warmth” by using the mint-colored Good Neighbor Energy Fund donation envelope found as an insert in monthly energy bills or through the “add a dollar”program some energy companies offer which allows customers to contribute on their monthly bill payment by $1 or more. To make a donation, visit www.magoodneighbor.org, call 1-800-SAL-ARMY or mail a check, payable to “The Good Neighbor Energy Fund,” to: The Salvation Army, 25 Shawmut Road, Canton, MA 02021.
For more information on the fund and how to apply, visit your local Salvation Army Corps Community Center or call 1-800-334-3047.
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