Horizon Bank Donates to Midland Area Community Foundation for Flood Relief

June 3, 2020 02:34 PM
 
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Michigan City, IN — Horizon Bank announces a donation in the amount of $25,000 to The Flood Relief Project Fund to assist with the flood relief and recovery efforts due to the extreme flooding in Midland and surrounding communities.

 

Midland Area Community Foundation established the #ReliefMidland Flood Relief Project Fund to provide flood relief to all populations in Midland County, including Sanford, Bullock Creek, and the City of Midland. The fund was initially established with a $250,000 contribution from the Midland Area Community Foundation and an additional $250,000 in matching funds.

 

The mission of The Flood Relief Project Fund is to provide disaster relief in Midland County with use determined by the Midland County long-term recovery group in consultation with the Midland County Emergency Manager. They are considering immediate needs including places for showers, washing clothes and food distribution as well as intermediate and long-term necessities.

 

“The widespread damage and pure devastation caused by extensive rain and dam failure is just unthinkable and we knew we had to provide financial assistance. Seeing the entire community come together to help those in need makes me proud to call this area home to my family.  We encourage others to donate as relief efforts will be ongoing for months to come,” stated Russ Mathews, Market President for Great Lakes Bay Area.

 

“Midland Area Community Foundation is humbled by Horizon Bank’s donation of $25,000 towards our Flood Relief Project Fund,” said Sharon Mortensen, President & CEO of the Midland Area Community Foundation. “We so appreciate the community coming together to help our neighbors devastated by the damage and we will continue to use funds for rebuilding efforts in the upcoming months,” continued Mortensen.

 

This fund will be there as long as people are willing to give, knowing that the rebuilding effort is going to take months if not years. For organizational and individual contributions to The Flood Relief Project Fund visit www.midlandfoundation.org/fund/floodrelief. There is no minimum donation amount.

 

About Midland Community Foundation
The mission of the Midland Area Community Foundation is to provide philanthropic leadership to strengthen our community by fostering collaboration and giving today and in the future. For inquiries or more information about MACF, call 989-839-9661 or visit midlandfoundation.org.

 

About Horizon Bank

Horizon Bancorp, Inc. is a locally owned, independent, commercial bank holding company serving Indiana and Michigan through its commercial banking subsidiary Horizon Bank. Horizon also offers mortgage-banking services throughout the Midwest. Horizon Bancorp may be reached online at www.horizonbank.com. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol HBNC.

 

 

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