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North Cascades Bank commits $125,000 matching funds to help the homeless in a big way

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(Left to Right): Josh Stendera, North Cascades Bank, SVP/Chief Credit Officer; Kyle Hendrickson, Lighthouse Christian Ministries, Board President; and Scott Anderson, North Cascades Bank, President. 

North Cascades Bank has committed $125,000 for a community matching funds campaign to enable Lighthouse Christian Ministries to fully fund its Ministry Center building project at 410 S. Columbia St. in Wenatchee.

“We are proud to participate in this important project,” said Scott Anderson, President and CEO of North Cascades Bank. “Lighthouse Ministries plays a vital role in supporting a multitude of services for people who are suffering from homelessness in our valley to help them achieve independence and dignity. Providing a larger space for the delivery of these essential services to those in need makes us a better community.”

“We are extremely grateful for North Cascades Bank’s contribution,” said Kyle Hendrickson, Lighthouse Ministries Board President. “Thousands of hungry homeless men, women and children will be able to receive a good meal here.”

Hendrickson continued, “Thousands will also find relief from terrible dental pain and treatment for urgent medical needs. With this generous gift, North Cascades Bank is encouraging the Wenatchee community to again step up in a big way to help Lighthouse get this important project across the finish line. We live in an amazingly supportive community, and I have no doubt they will rally and make this happen!”

The future home of the Lighthouse Ministry Center at 410 S. Columbia St in Wenatchee. (Photo courtesy of Lighthouse)

North Cascades Bank’s funds and those raised through the matching campaign will allow the completion of the Lighthouse Ministry Center project at 410 S. Columbia St. in Wenatchee. The new Ministry Center will provide services to the homeless and those at risk of homelessness.

The building will house the Lighthouse Soup Kitchen, medical and dental clinic, food bank, furniture ministry, food distribution hub, auto mechanic ministry, and Lighthouse ministry offices.

Learn more and contribute to the Lighthouse Ministries building campaign at www.wenatcheelighthouse.org.

North Cascades Bank is a division of Glacier Bank of Kalispell, Montana.  Glacier Bank is a subsidiary of Glacier Bancorp, Inc. (GBCI), a regional bank holding company headquartered in Kalispell, Montana, operating fourteen bank divisions including North Cascades Bank.  These bank divisions provide financial services to individuals and community based businesses throughout Montana, Idaho, Colorado, Utah, Washington, Arizona and Wyoming.  Additional information about the bank can be found at www.northcascadesbank.com.

(By Kyle Hendrickson)

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