BELZONI – Hue Townsend, CEO and President of Guaranty Bank & Trust Company, today announced that the bank has contributed $50,000 to the Children’s Promise Program, The program was enacted by the Mississippi Legislature during its 2019 regular session and provides for the benefit of at-risk children across the state.
In part, funds may be disbursed within the Department of Child Protection Services and for the safety, care and well-being of children in custody within that Department. The act also provides for creating permanency for children through adoption to assist in the placing of children in foster care, along with children who have chronic illnesses or physical, intellectual, developmental or emotional disabilities. In addition, it helps provide funding for children eligible for free or reduced-price mean programs.
Wendy Lester, Assistant Vice President and Manager of the bank’s Senatobia Office, was joined by Senatobia Branch President Chuck Jackson, in presenting the check to Dr. Marvin W. Lishman, Headmaster of Magnolia Heights Academy, on August 3.
“The future of Mississippi is only as strong as the education and abilities of younger generations,” Townsend said. “We consider it our corporate privilege to help fund the Children’s Promise Program in the certain knowledge that many children will benefit from stronger adoption opportunities, meal programs and other initiatives of the Act. This donation also reflects our role as a true community bank across the region and our commitment to the communities we serve.”
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