Porterville, CA ––Bank of the Sierra is pleased to announce a Sierra Grant in the amount of $2,000 has been awarded to the Heart of the Horse Therapy Ranch. The grant funds will be used to purchase hay for the horses for the upcoming fall and winter months. Heart of the Horse Therapy Ranch provides a “hands on” experience with certified therapy horses and dogs to persons in the Central San Joaquin Valley who have physical, mental, emotional, or social needs. The program assists in developing self-confidence, self-esteem and self-worth in those that participate. The Ranch serves approximately 100 veterans and 90 children per month, in addition to day trips from local school groups.
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 that is 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.
About Bank of the Sierra
With over $1.4 billion in assets and strong performance ratios, Bank of the Sierra is the largest independently owned community bank headquartered in Southern San Joaquin Valley’s Heartland. The bank serves 17 different communities with 25 branches, two Ag Centers and one SBA Center. For more information visit the web site at www.bankofthesierra.com or call (888) 454-BANK.