UNION, WALLOWA COUNTIES — Community Bank is conducting its annual charity drive through Dec. 20. The program is an effort to collect funds from the community to be used in that same community during the holiday season. Community Bank will match funds collected at .50 on the dollar up to a maximum of $500 in matching funds per branch. Last year, more than $24,000 was dispersed to 12 charities in the region. All branches will have donation jars available and will accept cash, coins and checks.
In Union County, the Elgin branch is collecting for the Elgin Food Bank, and the La Grande branches will donate funds to CASA of Eastern Oregon. In Wallowa County, the Enterprise and Joseph branches will contribute to the Community Connection Food Bank, and the Wallowa branch is collecting for the Wallowa Food Bank.