Berkshire Bank Foundation will provide $38,000 to Habitat for Humanity affiliates as part of its Hockey4Housing partnership with NESN’s coverage of the Boston Bruins. Each successful Boston Bruins penalty kill during games between Nov. 1, 2015, and April 1, 2016, resulted in a $200 donation. (A penalty kill is the moment during a hockey game when one team, with fewer players on the ice due to a penalty, prevents the opposing team from scoring.)
At the end of the season, the total funds collected were $38,000, which will be distributed evenly among 12 New England Habitat affiliates within Berkshire Bank’s service area. The Vermont Habitat for Humanity recipients include Bennington and Rutland.
In addition to the financial support, bank employees will help build Habitat for Humanity homes in communities across New England where Berkshire Bank has an office. Employees will have the opportunity to volunteer.