City National Bank of Metropolis (CNB) recently partnered with two local organizations to provide needed assistance.

A Metropolis home received a new roof when Rebuilding Together and CNB partnered to rehabilitate the residence.

Hopkins Construction replaced the roof after the applicant applied for and received assistance from Rebuilding Together. CNB provided the funds with a $5000 donation.

"Rebuilding Together has provided so much assistance to people in our community and has made a lasting impact. We are always happy to partner with them and encourage people in the community to invest time and resources in this organization," said Maggie Rzechula, CNB vice president.

Rebuilding Together is a national organization that works with local affiliates in order to ensure a healthy and safe home for people in their communities.

Nationally, Rebuilding Together, formerly known as Christmas in April, gathers around 100,000 volunteers to complete nearly 10,000 rebuild projects each year.

The Metropolis chapter has completed close to 172 home rebuilds since its incorporation in 1987. These projects are funded by donations from the community, which go toward covering the cost of materials. All of the labor is done by un-paid volunteers.

Guardian House of Metropolis recently received a donation for $1500 from CNB.

Donations to Guardian House are used to provide aid to women and children who need shelter in a domestic abuse situation.

"Domestic violence is something that, unfortunately, affects many in our community. The people who find themselves in these situations need shelter and resources to escape their abusers and start a new life. We know that Guardian House will use these funds to help a lot of people get back on their feet in safety," said Ben Girtman, loan officer with City National Bank.

Domestic violence affects over 10 million people in the United States each year.

Organizations like Guardian House work to aid and support people in these situations by providing shelter, counseling and resources to escape domestic abuse.

They depend on donations from businesses and individuals to provide these services.

City National Bank, established in 1907, is a community bank located in Massac County. CNB serves the surrounding areas by offering banking services to individuals, families, businesses and farmers from its two Metropolis locations.

The bank has assets in excess of $380 million and is insured by the FDIC.

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