Suffolk Federal has donated $1,000 to The Eastport Green Project, a nonprofit beautification organization, according to a news release.

“Supporting an organization right here in our back yard is extremely rewarding,” said the credit union’s Eastport branch manager Laura Sferruzzo, who presented the contribution. “It’s wonderful that so many people in our local neighborhoods lend a hand to this beautification project, which makes Eastport a great place to live and visit. At Suffolk Federal, we’re proud to be part of that.”

The Eastport Green Project’s Main Street Beautification Committee maintains the flower barrels and decorates for the seasons along with volunteer gardeners who maintain the Eastport Roots Community Garden, which provides organic vegetables to local food pantries and those in need.

“The Eastport Green Project continues to grow each year as the community comes together to maintain the unique characteristics that make Eastport such an amazing small town with a big heart,” said co-founders Heather Spagnoli and Stephanie Turano. “This donation will help support several projects in beautifying the hamlet of Eastport and we truly appreciate the generosity shown by Suffolk Federal.”

Photo: Heather Spagnoli and Stephanie Turano, co-founders of Eastport Green Project, and Laura Sferruzzo, Suffolk Federal’s Eastport branch manager. (Handout)