51 computers donated to area non-profit organizations

51 computers donated to area non-profit organizations Several area organizations were the beneficiaries of 51 computers donated by First National Bank South Dakota in April.

Donna Ness accepted eight computers on behalf of Mitchell Christian School.

Randy Harper, executive director of the Corps of Discovery Welcome Center, accepted two computers for use at the center south of Yankton.

Julie Hoxeng, secretary for the Faith United Lutheran Church of Volin, accepted a computer on behalf of the church.

Mike McCabe, administrator of the Cedar County Catholic Schools (NE), accepted 24 computers to be used in their grade schools and high school.

The Woonsocket School accepted 13 computers while the city of Mount Vernon, St. Benedict Catholic Church (Yankton) and the Wynot (NE) Fire Department each accepted one computer for their needs.

To date, First National Bank South Dakota has donated over 350 computers to area organizations since they began their program four years ago. Terry Utech, regional retail manager in Yankton, indicated the donations are another way to reach out to the bank's customers.

"We serve a variety of needs for our customers, and assisting these non-profit organizations is another way to extend our hospitality to them," Utech explained. "We've donated hundreds of computers to more than three-dozen organizations in the past few years, and we look forward to continuing that service to our communities."

To qualify, the organizations simply needed to provide proof of their non-profit status and send a letter describing the intended use for the computers. Interested organizations may send their application to Peggy Joslin, c/o First National Bank South Dakota, P.O. Box 1366, Mitchell, SD 57301.

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