Posted on: July 29, 2019 by Partners Bank

K9s on The Front Line Receives $500 from Partners Bank Employee Donation Program

Posted on: July 29, 2019 by Partners Bank

K9s on The Front Line Receives $500 from Partners Bank Employee Donation Program

Partners Bank Part-Time Teller, Kelly Nolette (right) was the July recipient of the Bank’s monthly Employee Donation Program. Here, Bank President Blaine Boudreau presents her with a check for her selection, K9s on the Front Line.

Partners Bank is proud to announce that K9s on The Front Line has been awarded the Bank’s latest $500 gift from its monthly Employee Donation Program. Kelly Nolette, who was randomly selected for the honor of naming an organization for July, is the 40th employee to participate in this program.

Maine-based nonprofit K9s on The Front Line provides certified, trained service dogs at no cost to military veterans who are affected by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The dogs are trained (also at no cost to the veteran) to the specifications of the individual’s needs by active and retired police K9 handlers, many of which have first-hand knowledge and experience with the effects of PTSD.

Nolette, a part-time teller at the Wells branch, chose K9s on The Front Line in honor of her close friend and former Sanford police officer, John Flewelling, who recently received an emotional support service dog from the nonprofit.

“Thank you, Kelly, for choosing such a wonderful organization for this donation! Dogs have long been touted as ‘man’s best friend’ and so it’s no surprise that these animals make exceptional support partners for humans,” says Partners Bank President & CEO Blaine Boudreau. “We are proud to support this program and help our veterans to overcome their stresses and maintain a normal lifestyle.”

For more information on K9s on The Front Line, including how you can donate directly, go to: https://k9sonthefrontline.org.

About Partners Bank:

Partners Bank, formerly SIS Bank, was founded in 1933 and is headquartered in Sanford, Maine, with additional branch locations in Springvale, South Sanford, Limerick, Buxton, Waterboro, Wells and York, Maine and Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Partners Bank, formerly SIS Bank, recently completed a rebrand, which was strictly a name change; there have been no mergers or acquisitions, with the same people and same service. Partners Bank is a mutual savings bank that operates solely for the benefit of its deposit and loan customers and is focused on giving back to the communities where it serves. Deposits are insured in full by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Partners Bank is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Equal Housing Lender. For more information, please visit their eBranch at partnersbankonline.com, Facebook page at Facebook.com/partnersbankonline or call 207-324-2285.