Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Establishes Fund to Help Nonprofits Support Residents Impacted by COVID-19 in Central New Hampshire and the Upper Valley

Newport, New Hampshire (May 15, 2020) – Bar Harbor Bank & Trust has established a dedicated fund to support the efforts of nonprofit organizations helping the residents of Central New Hampshire and the Upper Valley who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of the fund is to help area residents address immediate, basic needs such as the provision of food.

“Many of our neighbors in Central New Hampshire and the Upper Valley are in need of basic supplies and services as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Curtis C. Simard, President and CEO of Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. “By supporting local nonprofits who are set up to deliver these services, we can help meet the increased demand for assistance and make sure that our neighbors do not go without.”

Jack Frost, Director of Community Giving at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, has been in contact with several nonprofits in the region to discuss their immediate needs and how the Bank can help. Nonprofits who are working to provide services to meet the basic needs of 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.