Putnam County Savings Bank has announced a donation of $20,000 to the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund (LDF).
The NAACP LDF is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, it seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans.
Joseph D. Roberto, Chairman, President and CEO, PCSB Bank, stated, “We are angered, pained, and saddened over the senseless death of George Floyd and the victims of racial injustice before him.” Mr. Roberto added, “We support the nationwide outcry for social justice reform and accountability in the hope that substantial, lasting change can be achieved. Our communities are hurting and we are here to provide support with our voices as well as actions.”
The PCSB Bank leadership group and employees of its 15 branches, including Brewster, are pledging to continue to help foster equality and fight against racial injustice. As a community-focused bank, PCSB will continue a long-standing tradition of an unwavering commitment to utilize its time and resources to help improve the lives of people throughout the Lower Hudson Valley.
“We are proud members of each and every community we serve and have stood with them every step of the way,” Mr. Roberto concluded. “We stand with them today for a brighter future.”