Local Banker’s Bond with Family Leads To Fundraiser During Time of Need in Madisonville

There’s a lot of aspects of banking and lending that are rewarding. Helping someone purchase the home of their dreams, or meet that long-term goal they have been working towards. You get to be a part of some of the biggest moments of a person’s life. And somewhere along that journey, those people, those customers, become like family. So when tragedy strikes and impacts your family, you are stirred into action. That is exactly what happened when Independence Bank Loan Officer, Terry Douglass, heard about customer Ava Lomache’s breast cancer diagnosis.

“My customers are so much more than just a name on a paper. They are my neighbors and my friends, and they understand that. That’s why one of my ag customers, Danny Basham, knew that I would want to know about the difficulties facing the Lomache family,” said Douglass.

Independence Bank is asking local farmers visiting the Andersons Grain Elevator in Madisonville, to consider donating a portion of their proceeds to the family. The window to donate is September 7th through October 19th and all funds collected will go directly to help pay medical expenses incurred by the Lomache family.

“We are grateful for Andersons Grain Elevator’s willingness to partner with us to make it happen. We encourage those in the community who know and love this family as we do to spread the word and help us support them during this time. Communities are stronger together and right now, that strength is what Quentin and Ava need,” Kent Mills, Independence Bank President.

In addition to the fundraiser that Independence Bank has organized, those interested in helping can support the family through t-shirt sales being facilitated through the Facebook group Be Still, Shirts for a Purpose.

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Independence Bank is a regional community bank with 25 locations in Calloway, Daviess, Franklin, Graves, Hancock, Henderson, Hopkins, Jefferson, McCracken, McLean, Warren and Webster counties. One of the fastest growing banks in Kentucky and fifth largest, Independence Bank possesses the size and experience to serve the largest and most complex clients and offers trust and investment services and agricultural services. As a banking revolution for the people, by the people, central to Independence Bank’s mission is doing what is right and fair for customers, communities and employees. Independence Bank has been recognized in multiple categories by the American Bankers Association, including being named a Top Performing Bank and Best Bank to Work For, for 11 consecutive years, a Best Place to Work in Kentucky for 11 years and has assets totaling $2.8 billion.

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