Midland donates to Illinois Valley PADS

Attending a check presentation to benefit IV PADS are, left to right, Chris Drewel, IV PADS, President; Clarissa Shaver, Midland States Bank, Branch Manager Mendota; Mike Smith, Midland States Bank, Regional Commercial Relationship Manager; Sue Spratt, Midland States Bank, Branch Manager Princeton; Mark Hull, Midland States Bank, Branch Manager Peru; Gerilyn Hocking, IV PADS, Board Vice President; Mary Ann Thompson, IV PADS, board member; Carol Alcorn, IV PADS, executive director; John Sagi, IV PADS, board member; Robert Hylin, IV PADS, past president/current director; and John Theisinger, Midland States Bank, Market President. (Photo contributed)

EFFINGHAM - Midland States Bank has announced a $10,000 contribution to Illinois Valley Public Action to Deliver Shelter (Illinois Valley PADS). The contribution will go towards supporting PADS community assistance program.

The Midland States Bank Foundation provides improvements for the general welfare, education, and health in the communities where the bank operates. Since its creation in 2011, the Foundation has contributed more than $715,000 to non-profit organizations throughout Midland’s footprint.

“Eight years ago, we began to set aside a portion of the bank’s profits, donated by our Midland States Bank Foundation, to various community organizations,” commented Jeffrey C. Ludwig, President and CEO of Midland States Bancorp, Inc. “It is a powerful way for us to give back to our communities and provide financial support for these important organizations. I am very pleased to see this effort continue today throughout the communities we serve.”

The Illinois Valley PADS serves individuals in need with temporary shelter and assistance in Ottawa and Peru. The funds received will help continue to provide shelter, food and services to people in need.

“As an emergency homeless shelter program, IV Pads has served LaSalle, Bureau and Putnam counties for 27 years. This donation will assist us in building a very needed expansion at our Peru facility by doubling beds, adding more classroom space for our educational opportunities, as well as four rooms designated to house families as a unit in our program,” stated Carol Alcorn, Illinois Valley PADS Executive Director. “We are so appreciative of this generous gift to help us enhance our mission in our communities to those in crisis.”

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