Local Bank Reaches out to Local Soldiers to Make Christmas a Little Sweeter

Farmers State Bank Donates $2000 to local military families just in time for Christmas


December 18, 2018 - Pittsfield, Illinois— Farmers State Bank in Pittsfield, Illinois, is a proud supporter of our military, and to help thank military families for their sacrifices made year-round, Farmers State Bank surprised four local military families with a monetary donation to make this Christmas a little sweeter. Giving back to soldiers and military families is important throughout the year, but especially during the holidays when many are away from family and stretched to their limits.

Nevin Grigsby, President of Farmers State Bank in Pittsfield, Illinois, presented each of the four military families with $350 on Tuesday, December 18th at the Farmers State Bank headquarters, located in Pittsfield, Illinois. In addition, Farmers State Bank presented a check for $600 to Rally Around the Troops, a local community effort that generates funds to send care packages to military men and women from the local area who are deployed.

“I am pleased to announce that Farmers State Bank is donating a total of $2000 to local military families this Holiday Season,” said Grigsby. “As many of us are preparing to celebrate with friends and family, there are thousands of service members that will not have the same opportunity. Within our company, we have several employees with family that are in the military, as well as four Military Veterans and One Active Duty Soldier, so this brings much more meaning to this gift and we hope that it makes Christmas a little sweeter for these four local families.”


About Farmers State Bank

Farmers State Bank is ranked the number one bank in agriculture in its market areas and was recently named the Top Community Bank in Customer Service and a two-time finalist for the Top Community Bank in America by the Institute for Extraordinary Banking.  Farmers State Bank also holds a five-star rating, the highest ranking a bank can receive, by Bauer Financial, Inc. Farmers State Bank received the Patriotic Employer award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) - a part of the United States Department of Defense. The award reflects the efforts made by employers to support employees who serve in the United States National Guard and National Reserve through a wide-range of measures including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment and granting leaves of absence if needed. With assets in excess of $258 million, Farmers State Bank, headquartered in Pittsfield, IL, has been locally owned since 1889 and remains one of the strongest banks in the nation.