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Norwalk's Keystone House Receives $5K Grant From First County Bank

From left, Keystone House's Barry McGovern, Valerie S. Williams and Marsha Placide with the $5,000 grant given by First County Bank's Elona Needle and David Van Buskirk toward the Norwalk organization's "Home Sweet Home" initiative.
From left, Keystone House's Barry McGovern, Valerie S. Williams and Marsha Placide with the $5,000 grant given by First County Bank's Elona Needle and David Van Buskirk toward the Norwalk organization's "Home Sweet Home" initiative. Photo Credit: Contributed

NORWALK, Conn. – The First County Bank Foundation announced that it has awarded a $5,000 grant to Norwalk's Keystone House for the “Home Sweet Home” initiative of Keystone's Supportive Apartment Services.

The grant was given at a a brief ceremony on June 12.

The initiative helps clients with financial support for the purchase of furniture and other household items.

Keystone Executive Director Valerie S. Williams used the example of a client who received money from the initiative.

After getting a twin bed set with a headboard, chair, television stand, kitchen cookware and cleaning supplies, Williams said the client told her 'I love my new bed and so happy that I don’t have to sleep in a chair anymore.'

This is the third year in a row that the Foundation has awarded Keystone a grant towards the organization's initiatives and services.

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