Jan 6, 2023

Liberty Bank Foundation Donates $25,000 to The Hundred Club of Connecticut In Support of Families Who’ve Lost Loved Ones in the Line of Duty

David W. Glidden, President and CEO of Middletown-based Liberty Bank, recently announced that Liberty Bank Foundation recently made a $25,000 contribution to The Hundred Club of Connecticut. The donation pays tribute to Connecticut law enforcement officers, firefighters and correction officers who tragically lost their lives while protecting and serving fellow citizens.

The Hundred Club of Connecticut is a nonprofit organization founded in 1967 that is dedicated to easing the financial burdens of the surviving spouse and children of police officers, firefighters and correction officers who died in the line of duty. To date, they have provided over $14,000,000 to help families of loved ones who have made the supreme sacrifice.

This Liberty Bank Foundation grant will assist to support families, such as Bristol Police Officers Lieutenant Dustin DeMonte and Sergeant Alex Hamzy who very tragically lost their lives on October 12, 2022 while responding to a 9-1-1 call. More recently, North Haven Firefighter Matthias Wirtz, who passed away on December 26, 2022 while battling a house fire, will also benefit from this donation.

“Most of us cannot fully comprehend the heartache families endure after losing a loved one in the line of duty, yet we can appreciate the financial challenges families face when someone we depend on unexpectedly passes away,” said David W. Glidden, Liberty Bank President and CEO. “Proudly, the Liberty Team will always do our part to support community members during difficult times and to honor our fallen heroes, just as we’ve done for the past 197 years. In addition, we will continue to keep the DeMonte, Hamzy and Wirtz families – as well as the Bristol Police Department and North Haven Fire Department – in our thoughts and prayers.”

The support by The Hundred Club includes an initial grant of $10,000 to the surviving spouse/family; Fixed Indebtedness Program; computers for their children; scholarships to colleges and vocational schools; Special Assistance Program for any medical and dental services; Birthday Savings Program for children; four weeks of summer camp up to age 18; and a Holiday Remembrance Fund.

“On behalf of the President and Directors, The Hundred Club of Connecticut is extremely appreciative for the support and generosity of the Liberty Bank Foundation,” stated Managing Director, Dale P. Hourigan. “The families of Connecticut’s Fallen Heroes will directly benefit from this grant.”

To learn more about The Hundred Club of Connecticut, visit www.hundredclubofct.org, or email Dale Hourigan at dale@hundredclubofct.org.

About Liberty Bank

Established in 1825, Liberty Bank is one of the oldest and largest mutual banks in the country. With more than $7.4 billion in assets, Liberty has 56 banking offices across Connecticut and one in Massachusetts. As a full-service financial institution, Liberty offers consumer and commercial banking, cash management, home mortgages, business loans, insurance and investment services. Named ‘Top Workplace’ by the Hartford Courant every year since 2012 and designated a 2021 and 2022 Best-In-State Bank in Connecticut by Forbes Magazine, Liberty maintains a longstanding commitment to superior personal service and unparalleled community involvementLiberty Bank. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

About the Liberty Bank Foundation

Since its inception in 1997, the Liberty Bank Foundation has awarded over $15 million in grants to nonprofit organizations throughout Liberty Bank’s market area. The Foundation seeks to improve the quality of life for people of low or moderate income by investing principally in three areas:  education for economic success; affordable housing; and nonprofit capacity building.