CLOSING BANK HELPS LOCAL CHARITIES
The real estate and loan division of Bank of America in downtown Eureka is closing. But shutting their doors is helping out some local charitiesBank of America contacted the Eureka Chamber of Commerce and offered to make some generous donations.Bank of America donated 4-office suites worth of furniture to the chamber of commerce. In turn, the chamber decided to have an auction and donate the proceeds to some local charities. "It’s a great opportunity to not only save a few bucks and get some really high-quality merchandise for your home or office but also you will be helping out 3 very worthy organizations and by doing so benefiting the community."The boys and girls club is one of the local charities involved… and executive director Liz Smith say they can always use the extra help."We serve 2,000 kids a year and it certainly takes a lot of funding to be able to do that. So it’s always a blessing when someone comes in and says that they want to help us out."The local food bank will also be receiving funds from the auction. Food for People depends on this kind of community involvement."We can't do what we do here without community support."Most importantly all proceeds will be benefiting Humboldt County residents."All of the food goes to assist people who are struggling. Fotry percent of our recipients are children"The auction will be held at the Carl Johnson Company in Eureka this Thursday at 5:45 pm.