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A Building Donation Provides Hope to a Small Community

February 2, 2022

We donated a former church building and its surrounding property to the City of Lindsay! A ceremony announcing the donation was held at the building location on Friday, January 21.

Kevin McPhaill, Bank of the Sierra’s President and CEO, Joseph Tanner, City Manager of Lindsay, and Ramona Caudillo, Mayor of Lindsay, attended the donation ceremony. Mayor Caudillo demonstrated the City’s appreciation for the donation by declaring January 21 Bank of the Sierra Day in the City of Lindsay. A plaque on the building states the following: This building was donated by Bank of the Sierra to the City of Lindsay. Tanner stated, “The City is really excited about this project moving forward. Once completed, people will get the services they need without traveling to other parts of the county. It’s a win for the City, the citizens and the neighborhood.” After fixing up the property, Lindsay hopes to use it as a community resource center to help local nonprofit organizations.

The donated building is located at 284 East Hermosa Avenue in Lindsay. It was formerly home to Lindsay Church of Christ/Iglesia de Cristo, which moved services about a half-mile south to 242 South Elmwood Avenue.

The building donation is just another way that Bank of the Sierra is Banking with a Purpose. We recently started a partnership with One Tree Planted to plant a tree every time a customer opens an Impact Checking account or drops paper statements for eStatements. Our Sierra Grant Program recently surpassed $3 million in donations since the program’s start in 2004.

At Bank of the Sierra, we are always looking for ways to make every community we are a part of better.

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