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January 20, 2013

Business briefs

LOWELL — Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union announces the donation of $2,165 to the Merrimack Valley Food Bank, thanks to the generous contributions of the Credit Union’s employees.

The Merrimack Valley Food Bank, based in Lowell, is a nonprofit organization committed to providing food and personal care items to emergency feeding programs serving the low-income, homeless, and hungry. It is one of four food banks in Massachusetts that serves food pantries, shelters, soup kitchens, day and residential programs that, in turn, serve individuals and families.

NORTH ANDOVER — A Little Easier Recovery announces that it has received a grant from The Massachusetts Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure (Komen MA) in the amount of $39,989 to fund “The Jacki Program.”

A Little Easier Recovery, a nonprofit organization located at 43 High St., Suite 120, in North Andover, provides a recovery jacket called the “Jacki” that appears to be an everyday jacket when in reality, it aides cancer patients enduring treatment and recovery. The Jacki has necessary pocketing, Velcro seams, and sensitive fabric that allows for a full range of motion while keeping patients stylish and comfortable. Top hospitals provide the Jacki, free of charge, to all breast cancer patients. This is only possible through grants and donations to A Little Easier Recovery. The company donates directly to hospitals to distribute at the discretion of nurses and surgeons. Since its inception, over 8,900 Jacki recovery jackets have been given to patients as a gift, and the nonprofit aims to supply thousands more.

HAVERHILL — Rebuilding Together Greater Haverhill, Inc. (RTGHI) has been awarded a grant from the Merrimack Valley General Fund, a fund of the Essex County Community Foundation. RTGHI will use the grant funds to repair homes of low-income homeowners.

BRADFORD — Lochinvar, LLC, a leading manufacturer of high-efficiency water heaters and boilers based in Lebanon, Tenn., announces that Joseph DiPietro of DiPietro Heating & Cooling, Inc. in Bradford was selected as the winner of a drawing for an all-expenses-paid trip for two to Nashville. The prize package includes accommodations for three days, as well as tickets to the world’s largest country music festival in June 2013.

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