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COVENTRY, RI  (September 16, 2021) – Believing that books and knowledge can help a community climb to great heights, two members of a locally owned family business will be raising money for Providence Community Library by rappelling down a building in downtown Providence.

Ryan and Evan Finnegan are taking part in Towering Stories on Saturday, September 25, 2021. During the event, participants who’ve raised at least $800 each will rappel down the 12-story Regency Plaza in downtown Providence. The Finnegan family owns Finetco – the parent company of four lumber yards in Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.

“Providence Community Library provides the people of Providence with free library resources and learning services. The funds that we raise will hopefully take it to a new level by helping the library pay for books, computers, innovative programming, and many other improvements that are needed,” Evan Finnegan said. “I enjoy helping others who are in need and this was an opportunity that Ryan and I immediately jumped in on. Giving back is very fulfilling and seeing the impact we can have on other people’s lives for the better is what is it all about.”

Supporting events like Towering Stories is part of a long tradition of giving back for Finetco and the Finnegan family. In addition to personal causes, the Finetco Charitable Foundation has supported dozens of charities over the years, including A Wish Come True Foundation, Rhode Island Community Food Bank, Special Olympics, Operation Stand Down, Providence Animal Rescue League, and various youth athletic leagues, just to name a few.

“Growing up, being part of our community and giving back has been very important to us and our family and we are very fortunate to be able to help out with different charities,” said Ryan Finnegan, who – along with his brother – are board members for A Wish Come True. “In fact, we held our 14th annual charitable golf tournament Monday, September 13th and all of the money raised will be donated to the many charities the Finetco Charitable Foundation supports.”

To donate to Towering Stories, go to either Ryan’s or Evan’s page.


About Finetco

Finetco is a family-owned and -operated business that includes four lumber yards in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. Our locations – Coventry Lumber in Coventry, Rhode Island; E.L. Morse Lumber in Wareham, Massachusetts; Waterford Building Supply in Waterford, Connecticut; and West Haven Lumber in West Haven, Connecticut – are  “full service” lumber yards providing prompt service throughout a large service area. We have built a reputation for providing our customers with quality products and professional service. Regardless of the job size, we pride ourselves on the personal touch, the quality of our products, people, and services. With these core values, our company has grown and expanded to include windows, doors, kitchens, engineered lumber, and more. 

About Finetco Charitable Foundation

The Finetco Charitable Foundation’s mission is to provide support to many charities within our service area of Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts Over the years, the foundation has helped raise more than $300,000 to provide much-needed assistance to charities that make a difference in the lives of people in the communities which they serve. The Foundation pledges that 100% of the proceeds raised are distributed to charities.


Kimberly J. Poland, Poland Media Group – (401) 743-7272, 

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