PORTSMOUTH, N.H., Dec. 8, 2021 – Bristol Community Services Inc., of Bristol, New Hampshire, recently received a unique gift from TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®: the donation of a parking lot that is across the street from TD's store at 10 N. Main St.
Bristol Community Services, which was founded in 1970, serves approximately 70 families each month from five towns through a food pantry and gas voucher donations. The organization's first building at 21 N. Main St. was gifted to the organization 45 years ago but has only one parking space in front of the building. As the organization grew, it acquired a second, larger building at 24 Pleasant St. in Bristol, but that building also has limited parking.
The neighboring TD Bank location owned the parking lot adjacent to its building, but it was no longer needed due to adequate parking nearby. Donating the parking lot to Bristol Community Services will allow the nonprofit to connect its two locations and improve access to its buildings.
"Several months ago, I approached TD Bank about transferring ownership of the parking lot to us," said Susan Colby, executive director of Bristol Community Services. "The additional space not only connects our two buildings but offers easier access for donors as well as a private way for clients to access the food pantry. The lot also will allow us to build a much-needed addition to the shop and in turn, provide more for the community."
"TD saw a need and an opportunity to help our neighbors, and we had the property and means to assist Bristol Community Services," said Gary Barr, Commercial Market President of New Hampshire, TD Bank. "Food insecurity is a major issue for our community and country, and TD is pleased to support organizations like Bristol that do this vital work."
Local attorney and former Circuit Court Judge Ned Gordon of Newfound Law PLLC provided pro bono services through many hours of his time to close the transaction for Bristol Community Services.
“TD Bank deserves much praise for contributing this property to Bristol Community Services," Gordon said. "Bristol Community Services does extraordinary work in meeting the needs of the local area and the addition of this property will allow it to improve and expand that work.”
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