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Valley Community Development Donation

Easthampton, Massachusetts – bankESB has made a $5,000 donation to Valley Community Development to sponsor a first-time homebuyer webinar series taking place this August.

Valley seeks to empower people with low and moderate incomes and underserved populations throughout Hampshire and Franklin counties and offers several different programs for first-time homebuyers, homeowners, and for foreclosure prevention. The first-time homebuyer webinar series is a certified course recognized by Massachusetts Housing Partnership and MassHousing and helps qualify homebuyers for special mortgage products.

“The variety of housing services that Valley provides is a crucial resource in our community, perhaps now more than ever in our current unpredictable and competitive housing market,” said Matthew S. Sosik, president and CEO of bankESB. “bankESB is proud to be able to sponsor this first-time homebuyer workshop to help buyers unlock their purchasing potential and achieve their goal of homeownership.”

The donation was made as part of the bank’s charitable giving program, The Giving Tree, which reflects the roots the bank has in its communities, its commitment to making a real difference in the neighborhoods it serves, and the belief that everyone’s quality of life is enhanced when we work together to solve our communities’ biggest problems.

The webinar series will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. via Zoom on Thursday, Aug. 11, Wednesday, Aug. 17, and Thursday, Aug. 18 and is open to everyone, regardless of where you live or work. Interested parties can register at or email with questions.

In the Photo:

L to R: Alexis Breiteneicher, Valley Community Development executive director; Jeff Hutchins, bankESB mortgage loan originator; Harry Montalvo, bankESB community development specialist; and Donna Cabana, Valley Community Development homeownership program manager.

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