Contributing to local homeless shelter

Pictured, bank president Jeff Glen, left, presents Rochelle Rescue Mission executive director Autumn True, center, with a donation. This is the second major contribution from the bank to the homeless shelter. Also pictured is Central Bank Illinois Marketing Officer Cathy Cox.

ROCHELLE — In their mission to help those that help others, Central Bank made a second major contribution to a local homeless shelter.

Jeff Glen, Community Bank President, presented the donation to Autum True, director of the Rochelle Rescue Mission on Friday, along with Cathy Cox, Central Bank Illinois Marketing Officer.

“Central Bank is happy to support the Rochelle Rescue Mission,” Glen said. “Central is glad to be a part of the community-wide efforts to help those less fortunate than ourselves and to help make Rochelle a better place.”

Established in 2017, the Rochelle Rescue Mission and its board and staff seek to provide temporary shelter and direction to assist the homeless in Rochelle. So far over 100 people have been served since its inception.

The need to provide assistance to the homeless was identified in 2016; a group of people stepped forward and put the plan in motion to establish a location and plan for the future. 

After much investigation and work the organizers helped to raise community awareness and support for the Rescue Mission.

True said she is grateful for the community’s support.

“Being director is such a rewarding job … people working hard and getting back on their feet is awesome to see,” True said. “And to witness the community jump in to help someone in need is priceless.

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