Indianapolis, IN: Due to the CDC’s and State Department of Health’s recommendations concerning COVID-19, Life Centers temporarily closed all seven pregnancy resource centers until further notice. While this is unfortunate, our staff members, volunteers, and clients’ safety and health is top priority. We do not make this decision lightly. We want to follow government guidelines, and believe that the best way to show love to our community is to help reduce the spread of this deadly virus by limiting face to face contact.
“We knew it was imperative to give to Life Centers during this great time of need so they could continue to provide counseling and supply essentials to the local community. Horizon Bank hopes that other area businesses reach out and donate what they can to help their mission now as well as after the pandemic,” stated Susan Hargrove, Commercial Loan Officer.
Our Plan While our centers are temporarily closed, our staff will remain working. Our center directors are taking client calls daily to counsel women over the phone. All of our center phone lines have been forwarded to a center director. In addition to counseling over the phone, we are meeting the material needs of our clients weekly. Clients are being scheduled to come by our Downtown Center to get diapers, wipes, or formula for their babies and children. We will continue to see clients each Tuesday until our centers re-open.
Receiving the Grant We are very grateful to Horizon Bank and their allocation of $1,000 to our ministry to support relief efforts due to COVID-19. While our centers are closed, we still have to pay rent on all seven of our pregnancy resource centers. The money will cover one month’s rent for one of our centers. This helps take some of the financial burden off of our ministry while we focus on fulfilling our mission to serve others, even during these unprecedented times. Those who depend on us most cannot wait for things to go “back to normal;” they need us now.
About Life Centers Established in 1982, Life Centers is dedicated to affirming the value of life by providing compassionate care to women and men facing pregnancy decisions in Central Indiana. Life Centers is a non-profit, faith-based organization. Committed staff and volunteers at their seven pregnancy centers provide free, confidential services including pregnancy tests, ultrasound exams, one-on-one counseling, and post-abortive support. They also meet the material needs of expectant mothers by providing maternity and baby clothing, diapers, bottles, and other baby items. For more information about Life Centers visit LifeCenters.com.
About Horizon Bancorp, Inc.
Horizon Bank has pledged $250,000 in aid for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds are being allocated across several not-for-profit groups who are working to assist affected individuals in the communities we serve in the States of Indiana and Michigan. Horizon Bank, Inc. is an independent, commercial bank holding company serving Indiana and Michigan through its commercial banking subsidiary, Horizon Bank. Horizon Bank 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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