Cape Cod 5 Foundation Renews Commitment As Heroes In Transition Community Partner

Filed Under: Banking, Non Profit News

Heroes In Transition (HIT) is entering its 14th year with the continued support of Cape Cod 5, which has renewed its commitment through the Cape Cod 5 Foundation as a Community Partner.

In that capacity, the bank is providing the type of year-round support the Cape-based nonprofit needs to not only deliver its programs, but take strategic steps to grow so it can serve more individuals in the region. 

HIT was formed by Cyndy and the late Kenneth Jones of Mashpee, following the death of their only son, U.S. Marine Capt. Eric A. Jones, who was killed in a helicopter crash in October 2009 while flying a combat mission in Afghanistan. HIT honors Eric’s life, service, and sacrifice by providing assistance to service members, veterans, and military families in our region. 

“On an annual basis, we serve thousands of individuals through more than 10 programs which provide healing, strengthen relationships, build community, and empower those we serve,” said HIT Executive Director Nicole Spencer. “This is work that literally saves lives and marriages while allowing those we serve to achieve their personal and professional goals. We cannot do this work without the support of businesses like Cape Cod 5 which has been a tremendous partner to HIT for the past 11 years.” 

Cape Cod 5’s commitment to giving back to the military starts at the top. Its CEO Matthew Burke is an Army National Guard veteran. He served eight years in the military which included a deployment to Iraq in 2004. 

“Cape Cod 5 is a proud supporter of Heroes In Transition because of the work they do to create an entire community ready and willing to help veterans, service members, and their families in assimilating back into civilian life,” Burke said. “We owe so much to all who serve and have served our country, and who have fought to protect our freedoms and our communities. We are so grateful for the sacrifices of all veterans, active service members, reservists, and their families. Cape Cod 5 is committed to repaying their service in whatever small ways we can.” 

Those efforts can be witnessed in a wide range of bank activities, from hiring practices to the philanthropic activities of its employees. 

Cape Cod 5 currently has 13 employees who are either currently serving or have served in the military.

Along with continuing as a HIT Community Partner, Cape Cod 5 sponsored HIT’s Fall Gala this past November and is a sponsor for its Ruck4HIT fundraiser in May.