The annual holiday Charity Drive for local nonprofit organizations is underway at each branch of Community Bank.
People can give through Wednesday, Dec. 19 in donation jars at each branch. Community Bank will match donations of 50 cents on each dollar, up to $500 at each branch. In 2017, more than $27,000 was disbursed to charities in communities where the bank serves.
Chosen charities for local branches are Pendleton Center for the Arts for its Free Craft Saturdays for Kids program (Pendleton), The Neighborhood Center Food Bank (Heppner), Made to Thrive program for kids (Hermiston) and the Milton-Freewater City Light & Power Energy Assistance Program.