WATERTOWN, NY – Watertown Savings Bank granted the United Way of Northern New York (UWNNY) $32,000 for the success of their Asset-Limited, Income Constrained, Employed (ALICE) Program. UWNNY has been able to assist over 200 individuals and families since the program’s inception in January 2021 by partnering with almost all Central School Districts in Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence Counties.
With this program, the United Way has been able to assist families struggling while living paycheck to paycheck.
“Since our ALICE Program kicked-off, I have seen first-hand just how many families truly suffer when unforeseen financial hardships occur,” said Natasha Gamble, Director of Development at UWNNY.
“Unfortunately, these are the employed individuals that are hard-working, but not earning enough in their paychecks to make ends meet. Our ALICE Program at UWNNY truly benefits the community by exemplifying and enhancing resources throughout Northern New York.”
“Watertown Savings Bank supports the United Way because the dollars they raise stay local and are used for the many programs and services they offer,” said John Morgia, Assistant Vice President and Director of Marketing for Watertown Savings Bank. “They provide resources and opportunities for individuals, families, and children right here in our community. We believe in supporting local organizations and a gift to the United Way of Northern New York helps build a better community for all of us.”
The United Way of Northern New York is appreciative of Watertown Savings Bank’s generous annual donation. “These funds will be utilized for medical emergency costs, vehicle repairs to keep people employed, heat assistance through the cold months, eyeglasses and essential clothing for children, as well as supplying community impact grants to the most needed services within nonprofits in the north country,” Gamble said. “Thank you to Watertown Savings Bank for generously supporting our cause!”
About The United Way of Northern New York, Inc.
United Way of Northern New York’s mission is to measurably improve the lives of all residents of Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence counties through leadership, training, and funding. It is a designated 501(c)(3) charitable, nonprofit organization by the IRS with an EIN of 15-0543356. Its offices are at 120 Washington St., Suite 201, Watertown, NY 13601. Visit unitedway-nny.org or follow us on Facebook or
About Watertown Savings Bank
Watertown Savings Bank (WSB) opened their doors in 1893 in downtown Watertown with the mission of promoting thrift and prosperity among the working class of Jefferson County. 129 years later, WSB is a full-service bank still located in downtown Watertown with assets of over $1 Billion and 9 locations throughout Jefferson County: (Main Office – 111 Clinton St. Watertown, Accommodation Office – 140 Clinton St. Watertown, Commerce Park Drive Office – 101 Commerce Park Drive, Watertown, State Street Office – 1816 State St. Watertown, Adams Office – 10729 US Rt. 11 Adams, Sackets Harbor Office – 100 West Main St. Sackets Harbor, Chaumont Office – 12221 NYS Rt. 12E Chaumont, Clayton Office – 352 James St. Clayton and Alexandria Bay Office – 4 Market St. Alexandria Bay). Watertown Savings Bank is also about to begin a major expansion to their Clinton Street campus with the addition of a new Lending Center. The new 14,000 square foot state of the art structure will be erected where the building at 145 Clinton Street currently stands. The Lending Center will connect to the Bank’s existing
main office via a 50-foot elevated bridge. The project is scheduled to begin in the spring of 2022 with a completion date set for early 2023.