Bank makes first of five $2,000 pledge donations to Rochelle Rescue Mission

Brent Ohlinger presents Autumn True with a $2,000 donation last Friday afternoon.

ROCHELLE — One local bank is pledging to help those who help others.

Brent Ohlinger, Community President for First State Bank, presented a $2,000 check to Autumn True, Rochelle Rescue Mission Executive Director; the check is the first of five installments of a $10,000 pledge from the bank.

Ohlinger explained the pledge is just one of the ways First State Bank gives back to the community.

“Every Friday our employees can wear jeans, and in turn donate $1 that is collected and given to local non-profit organizations,” Ohlinger said.

First State Bank recently presented a check to the Rochelle Area Community Foundation to be applied towards the Foundation’s new location as well as helping to fund grants in the community.

“The Rochelle Rescue Mission is so thankful for First State Bank’s commitment in helping us help others in this community who truly need our services,” True said. “There is a need for a place like this here, and we are going to continue to make a difference by changing lives one day at a time.”

The Rochelle Rescue Mission has a capacity for seven males, six females, a family of four and a family of three. Volunteers can help make a difference in the lives of those who stay by assisting with resume building and budgeting, along with arts and crafts-type activities.

Anyone wishing to volunteer is asked to contact the mission at 815-561-2731 to schedule a time for the training process.


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