Blackstone Valley Tech recently accepted a $3,500 donation from bankHometown to support a school student transportation van. The vehicle, now adorned with the bank’s logo, will transport students to job sites within the school’s 13-town district. The district towns’ municipal buildings, public schools, and nonprofit organizations frequently utilized BVT students’ technical skills.
The contribution from bankHometown will provide the necessary funds to maintain the van for one year. The students in the Painting and Design Technologies program developed and produced the vinyl decal before adhering it to the van’s surface to showcase the bank’s sponsorship. The bank also requested the students create a decal to show support for Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration teacher Derek Yancik who is battling pancreatic cancer. Yancik’s wife, Karen Yancik, is a 31 year employee at bankHometown. The van sports several purple pancreatic cancer awareness ribbons with the rallying cry “Yancik Strong” for the teacher.
“As a community bank, supporting the communities we serve is a cornerstone of our culture and mission. Helping the students get on-the-job training will provide them with lifelong skills. We are proud to sponsor the student transportation van in the name of “Yancik Strong” to support and encourage a member of our bankHometown family,” said Michael D. Hewitt, bankHometown President and CEO.
bankHometown 10: bankHometown recently donated $3,500 to Blackstone Valley Tech to support a student transportation van. Pictured here (left to right) are BVT Assistant Superintendent/Principal Anthony E. Steele, Bank Hometown Vice President – CRA Officer Michael J. Roy, BVT Superintendent-Director Dr. Michael F. Fitzpatrick, and Bank Hometown President/CEO Michael D. Hewitt
Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School serves the towns of Bellingham, Blackstone, Douglas, Grafton, Hopedale, Mendon, Milford, Millbury, Millville, Northbridge, Sutton, Upton and Uxbridge. Located in the heart of the Blackstone Valley, Blackstone Valley Tech creates a positive learning community that prepares students for personal and professional success in an internationally competitive society through a fusion of rigorous vocational, technical, and academic skills. The school’s website is www.valleytech.k12.ma.us.