Pictured, L-R: Jim Esker (Senior Vice President, Teutopolis State Bank), Joe Bohn (President, Teutopolis Lion’s Club), Jennifer Zerrusen (Teutopolis State Bank), Carolyn Isley (Teutopolis State Bank)
The Teutopolis State Bank Fund has granted $1,000 to Teutopolis Lion’s Club to cover a portion of the expenses of Teutopolis youth participating in the Catholic Heart Workcamp. The Workcamp is a missions trip in which youth and chaperones from Teutopolis travel to urban cities and participate in service projects that restore neighborhoods and minister to those in need.
Teutopolis Lion’s Club raises money each year to cover the cost of the trip. “The kids are giving a week of their time to help the less fortunate and covering their expenses allows the youth to go on the trip without worrying about travel and tools expenses,” explains Joe Bohn, President of the Teutopolis Lion’s Club board. “Hearing from past participants, they get as much out of it as the people they are serving. The youth get a better understanding of how fortunate they have it here and the work gives them a chance to help the less fortunate.”
Since 1913, Teutopolis State Bank has taken pride in giving back to the community. With this desire, Teutopolis State Bank established a designated fund with Southeastern Illinois Community Foundation in 2000 to support charitable organizations in Teutopolis working in the areas of civic, cultural health, education, health or social services. According to Jerry Runde, “As the Teutopolis State Bank continues its civic involvement throughout the community it remains dedicated to serving shareholders, clients, neighbors and friends through this grant process. With the bank’s extensive range of civic involvement, no organization or project is too big or too small to forego support from this fund.”