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Horizon Bank Donates $50,000 to Otsego County United Way and Otsego Community Foundation for Tornado Disaster Relief

Michigan City, IN — Horizon Bank announces a donation in the amount of $25,000 to the Otsego County United Way (OCUW) and $25,000 to the Otsego Community Foundation (OCF) to assist with disaster relief and recovery efforts due to the devastating tornado in Gaylord Michigan.

After the destructive tornado hit the community on May 20th, the Otsego Community Foundation set up the Tornado Response Fund for immediate relief, and long-term recovery and rebuilding. United Way of Otsego County is now taking donations and responding to immediate basic needs.

“We keep reminding ourselves this is a marathon, and we are only a few steps in. It is partners like Horizon Bank that enable the OCF to provide local nonprofits the funding to make sure immediate needs are met and provides hope and sustainability to help us move forward towards short-term recovery efforts and eventually long-term rebuilding. Together we can and together we will,” said Dana Bensinger, Executive Director of the Otsego Community Foundation.

David Quade, Regional President of Northern Michigan stated, “The widespread damage and devastation caused by the tornado is unimaginable, and we knew we had to provide financial support. It is incredible to see the community come together and help those in need. We encourage others to donate and assist with relief efforts as they will be ongoing for months to come.”

“We are so grateful and thank Horizon Bank for supporting our community. The OCUW is responding immediately to those impacted by the tornado. The needs of our community are evolving each day through the recovery process,” stated Pamela Quinn, Operations Director of Otsego County United Way. “We are committed to keeping all funds raised in our community. We will be providing assistance with medical expenses, bills, vital home repairs, and expenses as individuals and families transition through their recovery,” continued Quinn.

To donate to the relief efforts, please visit or

About The United Way

United Way is a worldwide organization advocating the common good by creating opportunities for all. United Way envisions a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability, and healthy lives. For inquiries or more information about United Way of Otsego County please visit or call 989-732-8929.

About The Otsego Community Foundation

The Otsego Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization created by and for the people of the communities served. The OCF is helping meet critical needs and capitalizing on local opportunities that matter most. For more information on the Otsego Community Foundation please call 989-731-0597 or visit

About Horizon Bancorp, Inc.

Horizon Bancorp, Inc. is an independent, commercial bank holding company serving Indiana, and Michigan through its commercial banking subsidiary, Horizon Bank.  Horizon Bancorp, Inc. may be reached online at  Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol HBNC. Its common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol HBNC.

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