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Bank of America donates money to two local organizations

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Sioux City, IOWA (KTIV) - Two local organizations got a big financial boost, on Tuesday, to help those in need.

Representatives of Bank of America presented a $30,000 check to the Center for Siouxland.

 

The funds will help support Bridges West, which is a transitional housing service.

The money will also help stock the Center's food pantry.

The money will help about 5,000 area families and Center for Siouxland officials say there is a great need here in the community.

"We're in a tough economic time and donations aren't coming from the normal sources you would expect so to get a windfall like this from Bank of America is going to be a good thing for the community of Siouxland and for the Center for Siouxland," said Russ Wermers, Board Chair Center for Siouxland.

Bank of America also gave $15,000 to the Sanford Community Center.

 

That money will help support program, which serve 1,500 students every year.

George Boykin, Sanford Center Executive Director says, "We are very appreciative, not only myself, but the Sanford Community as a whole. And, I talk about the hundreds of families, hundreds of youngsters that we've helped over the years and generations that we've been here in this particular location."

Last year, Bank of America launched an effort to donate $2-billion to non-profit organizations in the next ten years.

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