Reading Co-operative Bank Supports Reading Steeple and Bell Tower Preservation Fund
Reading, MA – January 15, 2013 Reading Co-operative Bank, which has been a part of the Reading community for 127 years, has donated to help repair and maintain the Steeple Bell Tower of the Old South United Methodist Church in Reading, a local historic icon.
The mission of the Reading Steeple and Bell Tower Preservation Fund Committee is to raise the necessary funds to repair the steeple and bell tower of the church. Over the years, there has developed a serious need for repair and reconstruction of the steeple and bell tower and increasing safety concerns associated with the structure. The committee includes not only members of the church, but also compassionate volunteers from the town.
“The steeple and bell tower at Old South have served as a Reading landmark for nearly 200 years. At this time, there are critical repairs required to restore and preserve the structure. On behalf of the Steeple Fund, we would like to thank Reading Co-operative Bank for its generous donation. We are thankful for businesses and individuals who share our concern for preserving Reading’s beloved landmark, and we encourage those who have not already done so to join us in our effort,” says Nancy Chloodian, Co-chair for the Reading Steeple and Bell Tower Preservation Fund Committee.
“Reading Co-operative Bank is pleased to support the Old South Methodist Church in their efforts to raise funds to repair the Steeple and Bell Tower. The bank and the church have a connection as the bank founders held their very first meeting in the church,” says Sandy Convery, Assistant Vice President and Reading Branch Manager.
Reading Co-operative Bank is a dynamic, 21st-century community bank, founded in 1886 on the principle that profit and growth go hand-in-hand with responsible banking and service to the community. They are a 5-star bank that is rated in the top 7% of banks in the country for overall financial condition by Bauer Financial. Customer Service Specialists can be reached at 781.942.5000, readingcoop.com or by visiting one of the locations in Reading, North Reading, Wilmington, Woburn and now in Andover and Burlington.