Heritage Oaks Bank Supports Local Non-Profit Organizations - 11/16/10

For Immediate Release
8:00A.M. PT, November 16, 2010
Mitch Massey, SVP

(Paso Robles, CA) - Heritage Oaks Bank is committed to positively impacting our community through events, education, donations, and encouraging staff to volunteer in community-related activities. Heritage Oaks Bank recently made a $20,000 commitment to support the following local community programs:

Economic Vitality Corporation Micro Loan Program

El Camino Homeless Shelter (ECHO

Food Bank Coalititon of San Luis Obispo County

Maxine Lewis Memorial Shelter

North County Women’s Shelter and Resource Center

Peoples’ Self-Help Housing

San Luis Obispo County Housing Trust Fund

The Fund for Vineyard and Farm Workers

Transition House

“Our organization’s continued outreach each year is to be actively involved in the communities we serve and, by doing so, we are able to enhance their economic vitality and social welfare," said Mitch Massey Senior Vice President Marketing.

“ECHO truly appreciates Heritage Oaks Bank’s commitment to the community,” said Linda Doust, Board President, El Camino Homeless Shelter. “The bank’s monetary assistance allows ECHO to continue in our goal of providing meals and shelter to the homeless and hungry in North San Luis Obispo County. In addition, several members of the Heritage Oaks staff donate their own time and culinary talents on a regular basis by providing an evening meal at the shelter each month. Thank you so much for what you do,” added Doust.

“We so appreciate Heritage Oaks Bank being in tune with the critical needs in this community and greatly appreciate their support of the Maxine Lewis Memorial Shelter,“ said Elizabeth (Biz) Steinberg, CEO, Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo Co., Inc.