Bar Harbor Bank and Trust announced on Thursday, April 23rd, that they have established a dedicated fund for nonprofits located on MDI that are helping residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of the fund is to specifically help MDI residents address immediate basic needs

According to the press release “Mount Desert Island has been our home for more than 130 years, and many of our neighbors are experiencing hardships as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Curtis C. Simard, President and CEO of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. “There are extraordinary nonprofit organizations here on the island that are stepping up to address the increased demand for assistance, and we are honored to support them in their efforts. We are committed to help meet not only the long-term needs of the community, but the immediate ones as well.”

Nonprofits who are working to provide services to meet the basic needs of MDI residents should contact Jack Frost, the Director of Community Giving at Bar Harbor Bank and Trust at 207-667-7100 ext. 10986 or email  jfrost@barharbor.bank to discuss ways the Bank may be able to assist.