Newton (May 26, 2020) – Through a partnership with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, the Peoples State Bank of Newton has set aside a total of $20,000 to award to various organizations serving the needs of their eight communities during this unprecedented time.

The bank is proud to join the long list of community partners that have donated resources over the past few weeks. It has been incredible to watch how our communities have bonded and strengthened each other in the midst of this crisis.

“We are truly a community bank and without our communities we would not exist. There are so many organizations that are in need right now. We feel fortunate to be able to help with these grants and will continue to support our communities in every way we can,” said Stacy Moore, Peoples State Bank President.

Peoples State Bank is proud to be part of Jasper, Lawrence, Marion, Fayette & Bond counties and to serve all the individuals in these communities! Congratulations to the following recipients:

•Senior Citizens Centers in Newton, Sumner, Bridgeport, Lawrenceville, Bond and Fayette counties

•Food Pantries & Kids Meals: Scott Avenue Christian Church in Newton, Sign of the Kingdom in Sumner, First United Methodist Church in Bridgeport, Sign of the Kingdom in Lawrenceville, Salem Ministerial Alliance, Bond County Food Pantry, Blessings in a Backpack in Newton, Fish and Loaves in Lawrence County, YMCA Hungry Hearts in Salem, Feed the Community in Vandalia, Bond County Backpacks

•Health Departments in Jasper, Lawrence, Marion, Fayette and Bond counties

•Jasper County COVID-19 relief to citizens

•Honey Do Ministries in Jasper County

•Lawrence County Kids Shopping Day