BankRI Presents $7,000 to Providence Rescue Mission
Saturday, January 15, 2011
The new facility will provide meals, shelter, dependency programs and education programs, to local women and children in crisis. The facility is set to open in April of 2011.
To provide "a safe haven"
“During hard economic times it is important to do what we can to help others who are less fortunate,” said Merrill Sherman, President and CEO of BankRI. “We are delighted to partner with an outstanding local business, Nooney Controls for this donation to help the Providence Rescue Mission provide a safe haven and hopefully a sense of security for women and children in need.”
“Nooney Controls has been supporting the Providence Rescue Mission for over 10 years, and I’ve been inspired by the incredibly effective, efficient and loving way they serve the less fortunate part of our inner city Providence community,” said James Nooney, President and CEO of Nooney Controls. “I’m grateful to BankRI for their willingness to partner with us to continue and grow our support of the mission at a time when the mission is growing and expanding their women and children’s ministry.”
The Providence Rescue Mission provides a number of services to the poor and needy, such as nightly shelter, meals, food pantry, clothing closet, and education and career center. These services are always provided free of charge to anyone who seeks them.
Photo, left to right: Sean Carew, Executive Director, Providence Rescue Mission; Stephen Russell, Senior Vice President - Senior Business Lender, BankRI; James A. Nooney, Nooney Controls Corp, President & CEO