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Centier Bank Donates $1,000 to NCCAA Toward Transportation Services

August 20, 2021

MICHIGAN CITY, Ind. – Centier Bank recently made a $1,000 community donation to the North Central Community Action Agencies (NCCAA) to assist in the purchase of a new van to transport children to after-school programs and activities. 

NCCAA is a private, not-for-profit business with the goal of serving low-income communities and economically disadvantaged individuals in Cass, Jasper, LaPorte, Newton, Pulaski, Porter, and Starke counties. The organization serves several programs at different neighborhood centers for people of all ages. The NCCAA offers programs focused on serving meals, health screenings, and educational resources, as well as youth summer programs and camps, and after-school programs.

Cyndi Davis, Executive Director at NCCAA, said that the new van is a “game-changer” for the organization. 

“The new 15-passenger van means our agency now has the ability to transport the children without having to pay other entities for transportation,” Davis said. “This past year has been especially challenging for our communities. It has been the most rewarding feeling to be able to help others, especially the younger generations, in their time of need and development after last year with COVID.”    

The NCCAA is committed to its mission statement of providing neighborhood improvements, community education, communication that affects change, advocacy, and promoting self-sufficiency.  

"Being able to speak with the children that our donation directly impacted was an experience I will never forget,” said Pia Parrott, Branch Manager of Centier Bank’s Michigan City branch. “The past year has been one like no other, it is amazing to see the children able to go out in the community. The van is coming at a perfect time for them.” 

For more information about NCCAA, go to http://www.nccomact.org/home.html.

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