Natick Housing Authority Receives $5,000 MutualOne Grant To Expand Internet Access

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FRAMINGHAM – Mark R. Haranas, president and CEO of MutualOne Bank and a MutualOne Charitable Foundation trustee, has announced a $5,000 Foundation grant to the Natick Housing Authority (NHA) to support their program to close the digital divide.

As part of the program, free T-Mobile® tablets are provided to Natick Housing Authority residents by the government. The Foundation’s grant will help expand Wi-Fi access, enabling residents to communicate with health care providers, connect with family, and get access to information.

“The pandemic has made it clear that lack of internet access is a major barrier for elderly residents to remain engaged in society,” said Haranas. “We are pleased that MutualOne Bank can offer assistance.”

The $5,000 grant to the Natick Housing Authority was among awards totaling $126,000 in the MutualOne Charitable 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 $5.2 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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