Porterville, CA ––Bank of the Sierra is pleased to announce a Sierra Grant in the amount of $2,500 has been awarded to the Visalia Emergency Aid Council (VEAC). The grant funds will support the Race Against Hunger and other events that VEAC hosts throughout the year. The Race Against Hunger is the largest 5K run in the central valley and is a critical source of revenue. Annually VEAC provides basic necessities such as food, clothing, shelter, household furnishings, vision and dental assistance, financial literacy education and money management to over 14,000 families with children and seniors that do not have the resources to meet their basic needs.
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.