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FRAMINGHAM – MutualOne Bank Charitable Foundation announced the Framingham Police Department will redirect an earlier $10,000 grant to fund the purchase of N95 respirator masks for the city’s first responders, said Mark R. Haranas, president and CEO of MutualOne Bank.

Framingham Police Chief Stephen D. Trask made the request, noting that the supply of masks was running low and he wanted to avoid any possible shortage.

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“Our first responders are a vital link in our health care system,” said Haranas. “It is imperative that we provide them with as much personal protection as possible as they deal not only with the COVID-19 outbreak, but also the other life-threatening events to which they respond.”

Established in 1998 as the philanthropic arm of MutualOne Bank, the MutualOne Charitable Foundation has since donated over $4.7 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.

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