Wausau, Wis. (October 22, 2020) Wisconsin soldiers and veterans will benefit from a military care donation drive hosted by Peoples State Bank’s nine retail locations in central, northern, and southeastern Wisconsin. The donation drive runs through Veteran’s Day, November 11.
The collection allows everyone to honor veterans and active military for their service. The public is encouraged to drop off items at the donation bins located at all Peoples State Bank locations. Donation items needed include non-perishable food items, batteries, blankets, stamps, and toiletries. Donations are given to the Rhinelander Military Support Group, which sends them to Wisconsin soldiers overseas and to agencies serving veterans in Wisconsin.
“Peoples is proud to collect items for our active military service personnel and veterans,” said Scott Cattanach, president and CEO of Peoples State Bank. “We often take for granted their sacrifice—but enjoy our country’s freedoms and security. Let’s remember them this Veteran’s Day and donate to show our thanks.”
“I know firsthand how incredibly uplifting these packages can be, having received one from the Rhinelander Military Support Group while I served in Iraq,” said Craig Lau, northern market president and central Wisconsin commercial banking team leader of Peoples State Bank. “This is one small way that we can show our veterans and active military members that we appreciate everything that they do for our country.”
Because of the pandemic, the Rhinelander Military Support Group will store all donated items for two weeks prior to shipping them. Last year, Peoples collected more than 7,500 donated items and more than $1,300 in cash for the Rhinelander Military Support Group. A full list of suggested donation items can be found on the Peoples State Bank website at bankpeoples.com/Military-Care-Package-Drive, or at each location.
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Peoples State Bank is a community bank headquartered in Wausau, Wisconsin, serving north, central, and southeastern Wisconsin from nine full-service banking locations in Marathon, Oneida, Vilas, and Milwaukee Counties, as well as commercial loan production offices in Wauwatosa and Stevens Point, WI. Peoples provides financial services to business owners and individuals, as well as investment and retirement planning services through Peoples Wealth Management, a division of Peoples. Peoples was founded in 1962 and has total assets in excess of $1 billion. PSB Holdings, Inc., the parent company of Peoples State Bank, trades its common stock under stock symbol PSBQ on the OTCQX Market. Peoples is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC. More information about Peoples can be found at bankpeoples.com.