Tewksbury, MA – Strongwater Farm Therapeutic Equestrian Center is pleased to announce that Lowell Five Bank has generously pledged $30,000 toward the Center’s recently launched Capital Campaign. The funds raised from the campaign will enable the Center to construct a much needed indoor area to enable programs to continue year round. Currently, the therapeutic services and programs that Strongwater provides are interrupted during the winter months and unpredictable New England weather. These interruptions severely impact the therapeutic goals and outcomes of the individuals they serve.
“Strongwater Farm is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation and does not receive funding from federal, state, or local government. We rely solely on the generosity of donors in our community, so Lowell Five’s support is essential and so greatly appreciated” explained David Wahr, Strongwater Farm Board. “We thank the Board of Lowell Five Bank for their continuing and generous support of the unique services we offer to residents of the entire Merrimack Valley.”
Recently, David Wallace, President, and CEO, of Lowell Five Bank, paid a visit to Strongwater Farm to tour the facility, meet the staff, and to get a genuine understanding of the value of the programs offered. During the tour, he presented Maria Antonioni, Executive Director of Strongwater Farm, with a check representing the first payment of a three-year pledge in support of their capital campaign. “Lowell Five is pleased to support Strongwater Farm in their quest to raise the capital they need to help their clients make un-interrupted progress toward their therapeutic goals. As a local community bank, we share Strongwater’s concern for the care of all members of our community,” explained Mr. Wallace.
Strongwater Farm Therapeutic Equestrian Center has been improving the quality of life for children and adults with physical, cognitive, and emotional disabilities since 1998. The facility works with caregivers to provide innovative therapeutic services and programs for individuals who struggle with substance use disorder and recovery, veterans who suffer from PTSD with emotional and mental health disorders, and at-risk youth who attend an alternative high school for academic, social, and behavioral needs.
Appearing in photo: (L to R) Colleen Beaumont – VP Cash Management, Lowell Five Bank; Alison Kalman – EVP Corporate Affairs/IIM, Lowell Five Bank; Maura Sweeney – VP Chief Human Resources Officer, Lowell Five Bank; Maria Antonioni – Executive Director, Strongwater Farm; David Wahr – President of the Board, Strongwater Farm; David Wallace – President & CEO, Lowell Five Bank; Cheryl Popp – VP Business Development, Lowell Five Bank; Chris Perly – Vice President of the Board, Strongwater Farm.