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Midland States Bank Foundation gives $10,000 to Illinois Valley PADS

EFFINGHAM — On Feb. 22, Midland States Bank announced a $10,000 contribution to Illinois Valley Public Action to Deliver Shelter (Illinois Valley PADS). The contribution will go toward supporting its community assistance program.

The Midland States Bank Foundation provides improvements for the general welfare, education and health in the communities where the bank operates. Since its creation in 2011, the Foundation has contributed more than $715,000 to non-profit organizations throughout Midland's footprint.

"Eight years ago, we began to set aside a portion of the bank's profits, donated by our Midland States Bank Foundation, to various community organizations," said Jeffrey C. Ludwig, president and CEO of Midland States Bancorp Inc.

"It is a powerful way for us to give back to our communities and provide financial support for these important organizations. I am very pleased to see this effort continue today throughout the communities we serve," Ludwig said.

Illinois Valley PADS serves individuals in need with temporary shelter and assistance in Ottawa and Peru. The funds received will help continue to provide shelter, food and services to people in need.

"As an emergency homeless shelter program, IV PADS has served LaSalle, Bureau and Putnam counties for 27 years," Carol Alcorn, Illinois Valley PADS executive director, said.

"This donation will assist us in building a very needed expansion at our Peru facility by doubling beds, adding more classroom space for our educational opportunities, as well as four rooms designated to housing families as a unit in our program," Alcorn said.

"We are so appreciative to this generous gift to help us enhance our mission in our communities to those in crisis,” she said.

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