Capital One, closing next week, makes donation to Cutchogue firefighters


The Cutchogue branch of Capital One won’t be open much longer. But that doesn’t mean the bank isn’t doing what it can to help its neighbors before the doors are shut.

Capital One branch manager Diane Biondi, district manager David McDowell and treasurer Patty Stewart — a member of the Cutchogue Fire Department’s Ladies Auxiliary — presented the department with a $2,000 donation Friday morning.

“The firefighters have supported the Cutchogue community in many ways,” Mr. McDowell said. “Capital One has always been a supporter of volunteer fire departments here.”

The $2,000 will go towards the firefighters’ community programs, Fire Chief Bill Brewer said, like its scholarships and Christmas celebrations. He said the department was “grateful” for the bank’s support over the years.

“It’s obviously a sad thing to see them leave,” Mr. Brewer said. “We’ve always been proud of working with them.”

Photo Caption: Diane Biondi (left) shakes hands with Cutchogue Fire Chief Bill Brewer after she, Patty Stewart, and David McDowell (not pictured) gave him a $2,000 donation.