NATICK – The MutualOne Charitable Foundation has awarded $5,000 to the Natick Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) to support the MetroWest Meds program, which gives low-income individuals access to prescription medications at low or no cost.
Since the program began in 2004, MetroWest Meds has served over 5,000 clients and saved over $7 million in prescription drug costs.
This is the sixth consecutive year the MutualOne Foundation has supported MetroWest Meds.
Announcement of the recent grant was made by Mark R. Haranas, president and CEO of MutualOne Bank and a MutualOne Charitable Foundation trustee.
“We’re pleased to help the VNA provide uninsured or underinsured individuals with access to medications they need to remain healthy,’ said Haranas. “More than half of the people enrolled in the program are from Framingham and Natick. These are our neighbors; we want to help.”
The $5,000 grant to the Natick Visiting Nurse Association was among awards totaling $128,068 in the Foundation’s most recent round of funding.
Established in 1998 as the philanthropic arm of MutualOne Bank, the MutualOne Charitable Foundation has since donated over $4.3 million to charitable, educational, and civic initiatives that improve and enrich the quality of life in Framingham, Natick, and surrounding communities.
MutualOne Bank, which operates under an 1889 state charter, has full-service offices at 828 Concord Street and One Lincoln Street in Framingham and at 49 Main Street in Natick, a Commercial Loan Center at 160 Cochituate Road in Framingham, and a Residential Loan Center at 49 Main Street in Natick.
The Bank is a member of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and a member of the Share Insurance Fund (SIF). All deposits are insured in full.