Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Establishes Dedicated Fund to Help Mount Desert Island Nonprofits Support Residents Impacted by COVID-19

Bar Harbor, Maine (April 23, 2020) – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has established a dedicated fund to support the efforts of nonprofit organizations on Mount Desert Island, Maine, that are helping residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of the fund is to help MDI residents address immediate, basic needs such as the provision of food.

“Mount Desert Island has been our home for more than 130 years, and many of our neighbors are experiencing hardships as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Curtis C. Simard, President and CEO of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. “There are extraordinary nonprofit organizations here on the island that are stepping up to address the increased demand for assistance, and we are honored to support them in their efforts. We are committed to help meet not only the long-term needs of the community, but the immediate ones as well.”

Jack Frost, Director of Community Giving at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, has been in contact with numerous nonprofits on the island to discuss their immediate needs and how the Bank can help. Nonprofits who are working to provide services to meet the basic needs of MDI residents should contact Jack at 207-667-7100 ext. 10986 or to discuss ways the Bank may be able to assist.

Bar Harbor Bankshares (NYSE American: BHB) is the parent company of its wholly owned subsidiary, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. Operating over 50 locations across Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine and has more than $3.6 billion in assets. As a leading Northern New England community bank, Bar Harbor Bank & Trust offers a full range of personal and business banking services, as well as wealth management services through its subsidiaries Bar Harbor Trust Services and Charter Trust Company. For more information about Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, visit or call 888-853-7100. Member FDIC.