Bank Iowa lends a Helping Hand

By: Donovan W. Mann –

Des Moines, IA – State bank is donating to local programs to help support their efforts thanks to community input.

Bank Iowa announces the recipients of their first-ever crowdsourced community give back program. The initiative is called Helping Hand and is built on asking community members to submit ideas both big and small across all 23 Iowa communities the bank serves. Of the 19 recipients, two are directly linked to the Humboldt Community.

The Humboldt Public Library and Library Foundation is one of the recipients. With fewer activities expected to be open for children this summer the library anticipates a busy summer. The funding from Helping Hand is expected to support the library’s efforts.

Upper Des Moines Opportunity, who operates the Humboldt Food Pantry, was also named a recipient. The organization plans to use its gift from Bank Iowa to continue to address poverty on individuals and families. The organization serves 12 counties including Humboldt, Pocahontas and Wright County.

In the news release Bank Iowa President and CEO Jim Plagge says they are excited to see all the creative programs and ideas the Helping Hand fund will bring to life. The bank thanks the organizers, leaders and neighbors who helped provide information on where Helping Hand would make the biggest impact.