A local family is expressing its gratitude to the East Boston Savings Bank and its president and CEO, Richard Gavegnano, for purchasing a brand new wheelchair after one had been stolen from the family’s front porch.
Dawn Clark said that someone stole her husband Tom’s wheelchair Saturday. When Gavegnano heard the news about the stolen wheelchair, he immediately sprung into action. By Monday, a new wheelchair had been delivered to the Clarks’ residence on Saratoga Street.
“We’re so grateful to East Boston Savings Bank who helped us so much,” said Dawn. “They really came through for us and graciously donated a brand new chair.”
Janis Woodman, vice president of East Boston Savings Bank, was on hand when the wheelchair was delivered Monday.
“East Boston Savings Bank has their heart in East Boston and when Mr. Gavegnano heard this happened, he immediately put out the call. We just wanted East Boston to know that every little bit helps, so if there’s somebody you know that needs something, especially now during the holidays, reach out to that person – it really makes a big difference.”
The Clarks are well known for their volunteerism and coaching in the youth sports community. Dawn was involved in East Boston Pop Warner for many years, serving as the organization’s president, while Tom was a popular football coach.