Melissa Mansfield, FSB VP, Retail Lending, Loan Compliance & CRA Officer, presents a $400 check to Chrissy Avila, Mountain Ridge Center Recreation Director, as part of a national Veterans Initiative to ensure elderly Veterans living in state Veteran homes are able to live in safe and secure environments. Nancy Drechsel (far left) and Roy Berry are residents of MRC and serve as Council Vice President and Council President, respectively.

Franklin Savings Bank presented Mountain Ridge Center of Franklin with a $400 donation through its participation in a national Veterans Initiative in partnership with the Senior Crimestoppers program and CRA Partners, powered by the Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation. Mountain Ridge Center will use the donation to purchase benches and picnic tables for its new fire pit area.

“Our servicemen and women dedicate their lives to preserving our freedom as well as protecting our country from harm,” commented Ron Magoon, President & CEO. “As they grow older they unfortunately become unsuspecting victims to fraud, abuse, neglect and other unfortunate acts of crime. We take an active role in protecting and supporting our local Veterans homes to ensure they can continue to provide a safe environment for our nation’s Veterans.”

FSB’s involvement in the Veterans Initiative ensures that 40,000 Veterans living in 160 state Veteran homes are able o live their lives in a safe and secure environment. For instance, each Veteran resident at Mountain Ridge Center receives a personal lock box to safeguard their valuables. Each participating facility is also provided with regular in-service training for residents, staff and management. In addition, the Senior Crimestoppers program provides each state Veterans home with a video titled, “Time of Your Life,” chronicling historical moments throughout the residents’ lifetime.

About the Senior Crimestoppers program
Senior Crimestoppers is a multi-faceted, crime prevention program that protects the elderly from theft, abuse, neglect and financial exploitation. For more information, visit

About Senior Housing Crime Prevention Foundation
CRA Partners impact the lives of elderly residents in senior care facilities, including our nation’s Veterans homes, so our brave men and women who served our country can live their lives in safe and secure environments. For more information, visit

About Franklin Savings Bank
Established in 1869, Franklin Savings Bank is an independent, mutually-owned community bank, offering a full array of commercial lending, personal banking and investment services throughout the Central Lakes Region and southern New Hampshire. Headquartered in Franklin, the Bank has offices in Bristol, Boscawen, Tilton, Laconia and Gilford, as well as an office in Bedford for business lending. Franklin Savings Bank also offers investment, insurance and financial planning services through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Independence Financial Advisors, from offices in Franklin, Bedford, Nashua and Rochester, New Hampshire. As a recognized leader in providing the latest in financial services technology, Franklin Savings Bank remains committed to serving the needs of businesses, families and the communities it serves, through a dedicated team of employees, a diverse line of financial products and services, and continued investment in emerging technology.

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