Hall School Principal Cynthia Remick and Portland Superintendent Emmanuel Caulk accept a $10,000 check from Bangor Savings Bank presented by Trish Duchesneau, manager of the bank’s Brighton Avenue branch, Jim MacLeod, Bangor Savings Bank senior vice president and Richard McGoldrick of Commercial Properties and a Bangor Savings board member.
By Dennis Hoey
PORTLAND — Bangor Savings Bank donated $10,000 to the Hall Elementary School on Wednesday.
The funds will go toward helping teachers and students replace some of the items they lost in a Sept. 17 fire which led to the school being closed.
The $10,00 check was presented to Hall School teachers and staff, who had gathered at Deering High School. Teachers and staff have been using the high school as a temporary workplace until Hall School reopens Monday.
Books and classroom supplies were destroyed by water and smoke, items that had taken teachers as long as a decade to acquire, according to Superintendent Emmanuel Caulk.
Bangor Savings Bank’s Brighton Avenue branch is a longtime business partner of Hall School.
“Hall School is our neighbor,” Jim MacLeod, the bank’s senior vice president, said in a statement. “We were shocked and saddened to learn of the fire at Hall Elementary School that damaged classrooms and displaced teachers and students. I am honored to present this check and hope it will help the teachers and students at Hall School recover from this loss.”Tweet
Volunteers, restoration workers and school personel cleanup one many classrooms damaged from the 1 AM fire at Hall School. Most of the damage came from water damage from firefighters putting out the fire.