Sierra Grant Awarded to Open Gate Ministries, Inc.
May 28, 2014
PORTERVILLE, CA – Bank of the Sierra is pleased to announce a Sierra Grant in the amount of $3,500 has been awarded to Open Gate Ministries, Inc. The grant funds will be used for operating costs to continue to feed the poor and hungry in northern Tulare County. In addition to the shelter, Open Gate Ministries also provides a food pantry for residents of Dinuba, Cutler, and Orosi, serving about 700 low-income and needy families per month.
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.