Bank joins Rescue Mission to make a difference

Marianne Romano, Hopewell Valley Community Bank
To the editor:
Hopewell Valley Community Bank has joined The Rescue Mission of Trenton to make a difference.
   The Rescue Mission of Trenton is an agency in the city of Trenton that serves the truly needy men and women who have no place to turn for shelter, food, and clothing. The Mission provides a safe, clean, warm, refuge for the homeless, the hungry, the transient and the addicted. The mission depends on the support of others to make that happen.
   Recently, the Rescue Mission approached HVCB as part of the Closet to Community program — the Rescue Mission’s corporate volunteer program. Employees are invited to give back to those in need by hosting a drive to benefit the Rescue Mission. HVCB responded in tremendous way.
   Hopewell Valley Community Bank is a bank that believes in bettering the communities they serve. They proved that when it was time to pick up the donations. The drivers were shocked at how much the bank had collected. Between its 10 branches, HVCB had collected 500 pounds of clothing. That totaled almost five times the amount donated from the other participants.
   In addition, employees and customers were generous enough to donate furniture and housewares.
   Mary Gay Abbott-Young, chief executive officer of the Rescue Mission, said: “We are extremely proud to partner with Hopewell Valley Community Bank in their efforts at community building. They have been a strong supporter of the Rescue Mission and their employees have really shown a commitment to helping those in need,”
   All clothing donations go directly to the Rescue Mission, either to be sold in the Mission Store at 100 Carroll St., or given away through the Rescue Mission’s courtesy shop to needy members of the community. In 2012, the Rescue Mission served over 1,400 individuals in the Emergency Shelter and provided 54,575 bed nights, and served 121,493 meals.
   Those interested in assisting the Mission can donate furniture, clothing, or bric -a-brack (all donations are tax deductible).
   Call 800-528-8825 to arrange an at-home pick-up, learn where Mission drop-off boxes are located, or find out how to organize a clothing drive at your company, school, club, business or place of worship.
   Shop at the Mission Store, located at 98 Carroll St., Trenton.
   Hopewell Valley Community Bank is a locally owned and managed, full service, FDIC insured commercial bank. Founded in 1998, HVCBank provides a friendly, personalized banking experience for residents and small business owners with ten banking offices in Hopewell, Pennington, Hamilton, Ewing and Princeton in Mercer County, Ringoes, Flemington, and Pittstown in Hunterdon County, Skillman in Somerset County, a loan production office in Toms River, and through its fully interactive website at
   For further information, contact James Hyman, president and CEO, at 609- 466-2900 (
Marianne Romano,
assistant treasurer,
customer/market development
Hopewell Valley
Community Bank