POSITIVE NEWS: Lowell Five Bank Donates $12K To Wilmington For New Ambulance Computers

WILMINGTON, MA —  Lowell Five Bank, which has a location inside the Wilmington Plaza, recently donated $12,307.25 to the Town of Wilmington for the purpose of replacing the computers in the Town’s ambulances.

“We are happy to be able to support the Town in this way and are proud of the meaningful relationship we have built over many years,” wrote the bank’s Executive Vice President Alison E. Kalman in a recent letter to the Town.

At Monday night’s Selectmen Meeting, the Board thanked the bank for its generous donation.

“A big thank you goes out to Lowell Five for this contribution,” said Selectman Mike McCoy. “They stepped up to the plate and hit it out of the park.”

“This is a great example of what you want to see in the community,” agreed Selectwoman Jomarie O’Mahony. “Kudos to everyone involved.”

The grant opportunity was brought to the town’s attention by Treasurer/Tax Collector Pam Mackenzie, who notified Town Manager Jeff Hull that the bank had $10,000 grants available to its public sector customers. Hull then spoke with the Town’s IT Director John O’Neil, who had a conversation with Fire Chief Bill Cavanaugh. Cavanaugh had recently asked for new computers for his two department’s ambulances, but the request had to be pushed off until the FY22 budget. This grant allows for the computers to be installed ahead of schedule and without using taxpayer money.

“This is a great thing for us. The computers we had were old. We replaced them both in the last 4 years with refurbished units. As updates come to the ambulance reporting software, the computers have been slowing down quite a bit,” Cavanaugh told the Selectmen. “We love to get thee latest and greatest into the trucks.”

Cavanaugh thanked the bank for picking up an additional $2,300, beyond the initial $10,000, to cover new mounting docks for the computers and their installation.

“Pam Mackenzie identified this opportunity and John O’Neill did all the leg work,” added Cavanaugh. “This is a testament to how well the town departments work together.”

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