MICHIGAN CITY — Horizon Bank has donated more than $7,000 to the Stepping Stone Shelter for Women.
The donation, in the amount of $7,500, was presented by Jim Neff, President, with Sharon Wright to Kay Hill, Executive Director on Jan. 22.
Hill detailed that the donation will be allocated to Stepping Stone’s emergency shelter. “We are very thankful for the funds, which will offset the cost of utilities for the agency,” she said, noting that the recent extreme cold experienced here will result in higher gas costs. “We’re also seeing an increase in our number of clients. So, with this increase we are using more heating, water, and other utilities in order to provide quality service for them.”
“Horizon is happy to provide financial assistance for the Stepping Stone Shelter, to help with operational costs,” said Neff. “This organization is an invaluable resource in supporting women and children in our community. Their assistance helps save and improve lives every day.”
The Stepping Stone Shelter for Women is an emergency shelter for women and their underage children who are victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault. The organization provides confidential services, including temporary shelter, clothing and food, crisis intervention, legal advocacy, support groups, and more. For details, visit www.steppingstoneshelter.org.
Horizon Bancorp, Inc. is a locally owned, independent, commercial bank holding company serving Northern and Central Indiana and Southwest and Central 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.