PORTERVILLE, CA – Bank of the Sierra is pleased to announce a Sierra Grant in the amount of $2,000 has been awarded to the Fresno Council on Child Abuse Prevention (FCCAP). The grant funds will be used for child abuse prevention education materials. These materials will allow FCCAP to continue educating the community and the professionals who are mandated to report child abuse on the signs and symptoms of child maltreatment. Mandated Reporter/Child Abuse Training is given to ensure professionals who work with children are educated on what constitutes child abuse, how to identify abuse, the most up-to-date California laws and most importantly how to report suspected abuse.
The Sierra Grant Program is designed to improve the quality of life for the families, especially the children, who reflect the diversity within Bank of the Sierra branch communities. The Sierra Grant Program is focused on three areas: community services, park preservation, and education. Anyone involved in a non-profit program, who may be interested in a Sierra Grant, can pick up an instructional brochure at any Bank of the Sierra branch, or visit the bank web site at www.bankofthesierra.com.
Bank of the Sierra (www.bankofthesierra.com) is in its 38th year of operations, and at $1.7 billion in assets is the largest independent bank headquartered in the South San Joaquin Valley. The Company has over 400 employees and conducts business through 28 branch offices, an online branch, a real estate industries center, and an agricultural credit center.