Hampden Bank Raises $2,000 with ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
SPRINGFIELD — Hampden Bank President and CEO Glenn Welch accepted the challenge presented by Bill Trudeau of the Insurance Center of New England to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in the Hampden Bank parking lot, and instead of nominating three other individuals, as is customary, he nominated his Hampden Bank associates to do the same or donate to the ALS Assoc.
On Tuesday, the employees gathered in front of the West Springfield branch at 5:30 p.m. to accept Welch’s challenge. The company needed 100 pounds of ice to fill everyone’s buckets. Before everyone got soaked, Welch spoke and nominated all the other local banks to take the challenge within 24 hours. In addition to participating in the challenge, Hampden Bank as a company will be matching the $1,000 donation made by the employee dress-down fund to support continued research of Lou Gehrig’s disease and help find a cure for the fatal illness that affects over 30,000 Americans.
“I think it’s really great that we were able to do this and get other companies involved to support such a great cause. We at Hampden Bank are always looking for ways to give back,” said Welch. “Hampden Bank takes great pride in giving back to the community and supports many nonprofit organizations and charities throughout the year. In the past, Hampden Bank has held coat drives for children during the holidays as well as food drives to help feed the hungry, among other charitable contributions.”