METNWS-11-25-20-LEGENCE BANK – HOPE UNLIMITED DONATION_PHOTO

Hope Unlimited in Metropolis was one of four southern Illinois organizations to benefit from a grant recently received by Legence Bank. The bank, headquartered in Eldorado, was a recipient of a $16,000 grant through a partnership with Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago (FHLB) for COVID-19 neighborhood relief. The bank added $5000, and split the total $21,000 into four grants to benefit local organizations — The Women’s Center; SI Coalition for the Homeless; Men of Power — Women of Strength; and Hope Unlimited — in market areas it serves. In June, Legence awarded $20,000 in grants to local philanthropic groups. “We are proud to support the important work these local businesses and nonprofit organizations are doing by providing funding that will truly make a difference in the communities we serve in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis,” said Kevin Beckemeyer, president of Legence Bank. Hope Unlimited executive director Nicole Farley and Metropolis Hope Unlimited center director Bonnie Tebelak (third and fourth from left) receive the $5000 donation from Beckemeyer (left), Metropolis Legence Bank branch manager Morgan Holt and Legence Bank CEO Martin Rowe.

Hope Unlimited in Metropolis was one of four southern Illinois organizations to benefit from a grant recently received by Legence Bank. The bank, headquartered in Eldorado, was a recipient of a $16,000 grant through a partnership with Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago (FHLB) for COVID-19 neighborhood relief. The bank added $5000 and split the total $21,000 into four grants to benefit local organizations — The Women’s Center; SI Coalition for the Homeless; Men of Power – Women of Strength; and Hope Unlimited — in market areas it serves. In June, Legence awarded $20,000 in grants to local philanthropic groups. “We are proud to support the important work these local businesses and non-profit organizations are doing by providing funding that will truly make a difference in the communities we serve in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis,” said Kevin Beckemeyer, president of Legence Bank. Hope Unlimited executive director Nicole Farley and Metropolis Hope Unlimited center director Bonnie Tebelak (third and fourth from left) receive the $5000 donation from Beckemeyer (left), Metropolis Legence Bank branch manager Morgan Holt and Legence Bank CEO Martin Rowe.

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