Bank of the Sierra donates back packs to local schools
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: October 4, 2023 Contact: Mitchell Lee, AVP, Communications Manager Matthew Hessler, SVP, Director of Marketing Phone: (559) 782-4900 or (888) 454-BANK NASDAQ Symbol: BSRR Website Address: www.bankofthesierra.com
Bank of the Sierra Donates 1,500 Backpacks to Local Schools and Youth Organizations
Students from seven counties received backpacks and school supplies
Porterville, Calif. – Bank of the Sierra is proud to announce that during August and September, it donated a total of 1,500 backpacks to 21 schools and youth organizations throughout the communities it serves. The donated backpacks contained notepads, pencils, calculators, and other school supplies to help the students get ready for school. The Bank’s goal is to help students, including those from potentially disadvantaged families, at the beginning of a new school year.
The following schools and organizations each received backpacks with school supplies:
• Fresno County: Marshall and Orange Center Elementary Schools and Washington Academic Middle School
• Kern County: Beardsley and Lakeside Elementary Schools
• Kings County: Lincoln Elementary School
• San Luis Obispo County: Nipomo and Oceano Elementary Schools
• Santa Barbara County: Lompoc High School
• Tulare County: Doyle, Jefferson, and Lincoln Elementary Schools
• Ventura County: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme and Barbara Webster, Briggs, Glen City, Grace Thille, Mountain Vista, Piru, Rio Vista, and San Cayetano Elementary Schools
Bank of the Sierra recognized that many local students may need financial guidance at the start of a new school year, especially if their parents or guardians are facing economic hardship. To further assist these students, the Bank also provided a series of financial literacy tips and invited the students and their families to learn more about National Get Smart About Credit Day, which takes place on October 19 this year. This event was started by the American Bankers Association Foundation and occurs every third Thursday in October. It represents an opportunity for teens and young adults to learn more about personal finances.
Bank of the Sierra hopes students put the backpacks to good use and they have one less financial concern to worry about at the start of a new school year. The Bank will continue to look for opportunities to help people in its communities.
About Bank of the Sierra Bank of the Sierra is in its 46th year of operations and is the largest independent bank headquartered in the South San Joaquin Valley. Bank of the Sierra is a community-centric regional bank, which offers a broad range of retail and commercial banking services through full-service branches located within the counties of Tulare, Kern, Kings, Fresno, Ventura, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara. The Bank also maintains an online branch and provides specialized lending services through agricultural credit centers in Templeton, and a loan production office in Roseville. Bank of the Sierra was recognized as one of the strongest and top-performing community banks in the country, with a 5-star rating from Bauer Financial.