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Merrimack County Savings Bank makes $30,000 contribution in support of Home Ownership Education and Coaching Services

Funding provides support for free pre-purchase and post-purchase homeownership education programs in Concord, Manchester and Nashua.

Manchester, NH – October 31, 2014 - HOMEteam has received a $30,000 contribution from Merrimack County Savings Bank in support of home ownership educational and coaching services. The gift will support the free seminars and services of HOMEteam, a collaboration between NeighborWorks® Southern New Hampshire and CATCH Neighborhood Housing.

Left to right: Larry George, Mortgage Loan Specialist and Paul Rizzi, President and CEO of Merrimack County Savings Bank, present check to Rosemary M. Heard, President of CATCH Neighborhood Housing and Paul McLaughlin, Manager of HOMEteam.

New Hampshire residents utilize the information and tools provided by HOMEteam to make good financial decisions related to purchasing, renting, and maintaining a home. Through a series of free workshops, one-on-one counseling, and other resources, first time home buyers are able to navigate the mortgage process, renters can save for home ownership, and home owners are better able to preserve and protect their investment in their home.

"The success of the HOMEteam collaborative is a direct reflection of the incredible support that we receive from partners such as Merrimack County Savings Bank," said Rosemary Heard, President of CATCH Neighborhood Housing.

“The support the Merrimack has committed to this program is outstanding, and greatly appreciated,” stated Paul McLaughlin, Manager of HOMEteam. “Our team looks forward to working with the Bank as we continue to provide important educational services to New Hampshire residents,” continued McLaughlin. Paul C. Rizzi, Jr., Bank President and CEO, added, “We value this relationship greatly; we know and trust the great HOMEteam talent that is working on behalf of future homeowners and recognize that our organizations share many goals related to the economic health and well-being of our communities.”

For more information about our full menu of course and counseling offerings, please visit or call 866-701-9097.

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