Stillman Bank establishes Hurricane Relief Fund

STILLMAN VALLEY—In response to one of the worst natural disasters to ever hit the United States, Stillman Bank has established the Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund with the money going towards the American Red Cross’ relief efforts in the Gulf Coast.

The money will help provide food, shelter, medical aid and clothing to those affected by this disaster. “Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims of this disaster,” says Gary L. Rhodes, Stillman Bank chairman and CEO. “Although this storm hit about a thousand miles away, we in northern Illinois can do our part to help those affected by the hurricane.”

People are encouraged to contribute to the Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund by stopping by any of Stillman Bank’s five locations throughout Winnebago and Ogle counties. Please make the checks payable to “American Red Cross—Rock River Chapter” and put “Hurricane Katrina” on the memo line to be assured it goes directly toward these relief efforts.

“We at Stillman Bank remain supportive of the American Red Cross in their relief efforts,” said Rhodes. “I’m confident northern Illinois will join in helping our fellow Americans in need.”

Stillman Bank has offices at 608 W. Blackhawk Drive, Byron; 1445 IL Route 2 North, Oregon; 455 West Highway 38, Rochelle; 8492 E. State St., Rockford; 101 E. Main St., Stillman Valley. For more information, call the bank at (815) 332-8100 or the American Red Cross, Rock River Chapter at (815) 963-8471.

Stillman Bank is an independently owned community bank founded in 1882. The bank has approximately $270 million in assets and operates full-service banking offices in Byron, Oregon, Rochelle, Rockford, and Stillman Valley.

From the Sept. 7-13, 2005, issue

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