Hamilton, Bermuda –Butterfield Makes $40,000 Donation to Family Centre: Butterfield has made a $40,000 donation to Family Centre’s Triage Counseling Service.
Butterfield’s President & CEO, Alan Thompson, said Butterfield was pleased to once again support Family Centre, as it had been doing for the last six years.
“Helping Family Centre carry out its very important work is just a part of Butterfield’s commitment to being a good corporate citizen in 2009 and beyond,” Mr. Thompson said. “While we have been supportive of this service for many years, we understand that the need of many people may have never been greater.”
Family Centre’s Executive Director, Martha Dismont thanked Butterfield for its assistance.
“Butterfield understood the need for quick response services to any family in crisis in the early days of Family Centre’s existence,” Mrs. Dismont said. “They came forward then with major support to make those services possible and have stood by us over the years as we have stood by the families. We couldn’t have done it without Butterfield’s consistent partnership.”
Mrs. Dismont added that Family Centre had experienced a 66% increase in calls in the first quarter of this year.
The Triage service provides short term intervention through brief counseling and referral support to see families through any immediate crisis. It might be the only call for help a family will make. Family Centre’s Triage Service allows anyone who calls in to receive immediate assistance and support over a 30 day period, rather than being put on a waiting list. The only service of its kind in Bermuda, it connects the people who need help with the specialised services they require.
Note to Editors: The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited (“Butterfield”) is Bermuda’s first and largest independent bank, and a specialist provider of international financial services. The Butterfield group offers a full range of community banking services in Bermuda, Barbados and the Cayman Islands, encompassing retail and corporate banking and treasury activities. In the wealth management area, the group provides private banking, asset management and personal trust services from its headquarters in Bermuda and subsidiary offices in The Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Malta, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Butterfield also provides services to corporate and institutional clients from offices in Bermuda, The Bahamas, the Cayman Islands and Guernsey, which include asset management and corporate trust services. Butterfield is a publicly traded corporation with shares listed on the Bermuda and Cayman Islands stock exchanges. Further details on the Butterfield group can be obtained from our website at: www.butterfieldgroup.com.