This summer, the Framingham Police Department was able to purchase 25 sets of ballistic vests, helmets and related equipment for officers, thanks to a $15,000 donation from neighbor and MutualOne Bank customer, Weston Shooters, a private shooting club, and premier provider of firearms safety instruction in the MetroWest communities of Massachusetts.
According to Victor Grillo, owner of Weston Shooters Club, the need for funding was discovered thanks to the Department’s close relationship with MutualOne Bank, and our president, Mark Haranas.
“Our members are strong supporters of responsible gun ownership and firearms safety. We are pleased to be able to help our friends in law enforcement stay safe as they work to protect our community every day from those who don’t share the same gun values we do,” said Grillo.
The Bank has long supported the Framingham Police Department through donations from the Charitable Foundation, including a recent $5,000 contribution to help defray the costs of the Department’s wildly successful Gun Buy Back Program. By working with partners such as Weston Shooters, we are able to help bring more resources and support for fundamental community services.
Kenneth Ferguson, Chief of the Framingham Police Department, said “We are so grateful when members of the community step up to the plate to fund improvements that keep our officers and community safe. On behalf of everyone at the Framingham Police Department, we thank Weston Shooters Club and MutualOne Bank for their generous donations.”