The Washington Savings Bank gives back to the community through its #MonthofGiving campaign.
Many organizations help families in the community throughout the year, especially during the holiday season. The Washington Savings Bank has supported these organizations by donating $ 15,000 to local pantries including Catholic Charities of Effingham, Mattoon Food Bank, Meals on Wheels and more. The bank also donated $ 11,000 to community organizations including Effingham Child Development Center, Community Support Systems, Mattoon YMCA and Camp New Hope.
The Washington Savings Bank has also helped put people into homes. In Effingham County, a donation of $ 1,000 was made to CEFS to help economically and socially disadvantaged people in their quest for greater self-reliance. This donation will help the agency help people who do not qualify for other grants for rent or mortgage payments. CEFS will also use the money to purchase equipment for its financial capacity workshops.
In Coles County, the Emarrass River Basin Agency also received a donation of $ 1,000 to provide similar services to help economically disadvantaged citizens rent and own a home. The bank also donated $ 2,000 to Coles County Habitat for Humanity.
“Our employees are passionate about our community and our Giving Month is a way to bring some happiness to end the year,” said David Doedtman, President of Washington Savings Bank.