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It is with great pleasure we presented the organization with a $20,000 donation to put towards their big projects coming up! Our community is incredibly fortunate to have Love, INC to provide an abundance of services to our community and it's an organization we are proud to support.

Our funds will assist with renovations to expand the food pantry and transform the way Love Inc can support its neighbors in the Huntington County community.

  • Offer Client Choice – Client choice allows our neighbors to choose for themselves what products they will receive. This will give our neighbors the dignity of shopping in a grocery store instead of receiving a list of items we have available.
  • Waste Reduction – The renovation will reduce waste. By having our neighbors selecting their own products, they will no longer dispose of products we give them that they do not care for.
  • Transform Volunteer Efforts – Currently, volunteers pack bags to hand out to neighbors but instead, their time and effort will be used to restock shelves and build relationships with the families the ministry serves. 
  • Safety – The renovations will provide a safer, cleaner and more efficient establishment for our neighbors to use and volunteers to serve in.

The Bippus State Bank recently donated $25,000 towards the development of the Heartland Adult Education Career Center, an expansion of the Heartland Learning Center in Wabash, Indiana. The Career Center has an opportunity to receive funding up to $5 million with a 20% match requirement. 

“We are incredibly grateful for the opportunity to support our community and help fund this project,” stated Haley Leon, Branch Manager, Bippus State Bank of North Manchester.  “The impact of this center on the citizens and businesses in Wabash and Huntington counties is incalculable and we’re proud to get behind a project of this magnitude,” Leon continued. 

The new 37,000 square foot building will become an adult education center focused on advanced manufacturing and health credentials. It will serve low-income and unemployed individuals, those requiring further training, veterans and eligible spouses, ex-offenders, adults without a diploma or with basic skill deficiency and individuals at 151% to 200% of the federal poverty line. “We are grateful for the generosity of multiple individuals, businesses and foundations across our region that is making the Heartland Adult Learning Center a reality,” added Mark Hobbs, Heartland Career Center Director.