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Washington Trust Supports Crossroads Capital Campaign and ‘Welcome Home’ Program

January 30, 2024

WESTERLY, RI- Washington Trust President & Chief Operating Officer (“COO”) Mary E. Noons recently visited Crossroads Rhode Island to drop off ‘Welcome Home’ kits to benefit Crossroads’ clients who are transitioning from homelessness to stable housing. The kits, collected and donated by Washington Trust employees, contained personal care and basic household supplies. Crossroads presents the kits as housewarming gifts to help clients get settled in their new apartments.

Washington Trust also committed $50,000 to Crossroads’ “Roads to Home” capital campaign to significantly reduce homelessness by creating nearly 300 affordable permanent supportive apartments for formerly homeless adults in three different buildings in Providence. Crossroads housing vision includes the development of a first-of-its kind health and housing facility for medically vulnerable adults experiencing homelessness.

“Washington Trust is committed to offering and supporting programs that help our neighbors secure safe and affordable housing,” said Noons. Adding, “Our employees are also actively engaged and care deeply about their local communities. The ‘Welcome Home’ kits allowed Washington Trust employees to help their neighbors and Crossroads Rhode Island with their mission.”

“We are grateful to partners like Washington Trust for their comprehensive support of Crossroads’ programs and services that support the communities we serve.” said Laura Calenda, Chief Marketing and Philanthropy Officer. “The generous donation of ‘Welcome Home’ kits will go far in helping our clients as they settle into their very own apartment.”


Founded in 1800, Washington Trust is recognized as the oldest community bank in the nation, the largest state-chartered bank headquartered in Rhode Island and one of the Northeast's premier financial services companies. Washington Trust values its role as a community bank and is committed to helping the people, businesses, and organizations of New England improve their financial lives. The Bank offers a wide range of commercial banking, mortgage banking, personal banking and wealth management services through its offices in Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts and a full suite of convenient digital tools. Washington Trust is a member of the FDIC and an equal housing lender. Washington Trust is a subsidiary of Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc., a publicly-owned holding company which trades on NASDAQ: WASH. For more information, visit the Bank's website at or the Corporation's website at

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