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Pittsfield: Home care group offers referral help 

Mountain View Home Care Inc. is offering a "Household Employee Referral Program," which provides affordable options for home health care.

A household employee is hired to do home health care work, and that person becomes the participant's employee. Participants can control what work is done, and how it is done.

Information: Executive director Bonnie Eichorn, (413) 464-7524.

Williamstown: Rotary to honor Henry N. Flynt Jr.

The Rotary Club of Williamstown next week will present a 60 years of service award to Henry N. Flynt Jr., the district governor of District 7890, which oversees 62 clubs.

The award will be presented at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 12 at the club's regular luncheon meeting at the Williams Inn.

Information: Linda Sweeney, (413) 663-7047.

Pittsfield: Foundation gave $1.3M in 2012

PITTSFIELD -- Berkshire Bank's two charitable foundation awarded $1,327,131 in grants to nonprofit organizations in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut and Vermont during 2012. That sum represents a 5 percent increase in charitable donations from 2011.

Berkshire Bank Foundation, Inc. funds programs in Berkshire County, Mass, the Pioneer Valley, Mass., Connecticut, New York, and Vermont.

Funding from Berkshire Bank Foundation-Legacy Region is dedicated to Berkshire County only. While the two foundation's priorities are education and community/economic development projects, they also donate to youth, cultural and human service organizations. Over 320 organizations received funding from the two Foundations this past year.

Berkshire Bank's two charitable Foundations' accept requests for financial support online at Organizations interested in seeking funding from Berkshire Bank Foundation or Berkshire Bank Foundation - Legacy Region are encouraged to read the two foundations' funding guidelines found on Berkshire Bank's website prior to applying for support.


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