July 30, 2010

July 30, 2009

People's United Creates Fund to Benefit Families of Fallen Bridgeport Firefighters; Initiates Fund With $7,500 Contribution

Bridgeport, CT - People’s United Bank has established a fund to benefit the families of Bridgeport firefighters Steven Velasquez and Michel Baik, who died last week in the line of duty.  The bank will accept cash or check contributions at its Bridgeport branches and will accept check donations through the mail.  People’s United Bank initiated the fund with a $7,500 contribution.

Those wishing to contribute to the fund may do so in person at any of the following People’s United Bank branches in Bridgeport:

  • 850 Main Street
  • 3969 Main Street
  • 1728 Park Avenue
  • 58 Boston Avenue
  • 1450 Barnum Avenue
  • 3030 Park Avenue
  • 2600 Madison Avenue
  • 2145 Fairfield Avenue

If making a donation in check form, those wishing to contribute should make checks payable to: “Bridgeport Fallen Firefighters’ Fund.”  Those who would like to mail contributions may send them to the following address:

People’s United Bank Bridgeport Fallen Firefighters’ Fund 850 Main Street RC 701 Bridgeport, CT 06604

“Though many of us did not know these two brave men personally, they died protecting the lives and property of people in our home city,” said Robert D’Amore, Senior Executive Vice President, Retail and Small Business Banking.  “Though contributions will not bring back these valiant men, they may help defer educational costs and other needs of the families they leave behind.  Our thoughts and prayers are with these families, with the Bridgeport Fire Department and with all state residents who mourn this tragic loss.”

People's United Bank, a diversified financial services company with approximately $22 billion in assets, provides consumer and commercial banking services through a network of nearly 300 branches in Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Maine and New York. Through its subsidiaries, People's United Bank provides equipment financing, asset management, brokerage and financial advisory services, and insurance services.

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