Home Bank donates to local nonprofits

Three local nonprofit agencies will be able to improve their services or get needed equipment because of a donation from a local bank.

Home Bank gave more than $41,000 to Youth Connections, Spectrum Ministries and Friends of the Greenwood Public Library.

Youth Connections will use its $13,600 donation to buy software and update computer security.

Spectrum Ministries, which helps young people with community service projects, received $13,600. Friends of the Greenwood Public Library received $15,000 that will be used to help develop and pay for a family play area in the children’s department.

Each group that received money was chosen by employees who served the counties where Home Bank branches are located, said Trent McWilliams, Johnson County market president.

Organizations that help children typically are considered first, he said.

“Children are a huge factor in our gift giving,” McWilliams said.

The bank has pledged to assist community nonprofit organizations with 10 percent of its quarterly net profits. Past nonprofit recipients include the Interchurch Food Pantry, KIC-IT, Girls Inc., Habitat for Humanity and Haven Sanctuary.