Salin Bank Donates Building to Grant-Blackford Mental Health, Inc.

The $120,000 Gift Will Help Provide Comprehensive Clinical Consultation and Treatment for People with Emotional, Mental, Behavioral, and Substance Abuse Problems

Salin Bank Community President Andy Yergler (left), presents a symbolic check to Paul Kuczora, President & CEO of Grant-Blackford Mental Health, Inc. Also pictured (left to right), Dennis Hamilton, Facilities Director, Salin Bank; Karen Turner, Business Development Officer, Salin Bank; Dale Bradford, IS Manager at Grant-Blackford Mental Health, Inc.; Steve Smithley, board member for Grant-Blackford Mental Health, Inc.; Stacy Sample, Bank Sales Officer - Salin Bank-Gas City and Rob Golden, Bank Sales Officer - Salin Bank Marion. (Photo: Business Wire)

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MARION, Ind.--()--Family-owned and Indiana-based Salin Bank is proud to announce the donation of a building in Marion, Indiana to Grant-Blackford Mental Health, Inc. The total gift of $120,000 was formally presented to the mental health organization during a ceremony yesterday in front of the building.

The 3,441 square foot building located at 3010 South Adams Street on Marion’s south side, was originally built in 1966. Salin Bank had been using the building as a bank branch before closing that location in 2009 and consolidating its business at its two other Marion locations and its Gas City banking center.

“We are excited to be able to give this building to Grant-Blackford Mental Health,” said Andy Yergler, Salin Bank’s Community President. “This is a wonderful example of what can happen in the partnership between the public sector and the private sector.”

"This is really a generous and thoughtful donation that’s going to have an important impact on the work we do in and around Marion,” said Paul Kuczora, President and CEO of Grant-Blackford Mental Health, Inc.

The final transfer of the building to Grant-Blackford Mental Health, Inc. took place on November 9, 2012 when Salin Bank and Grant-Blackford Mental Health, Inc. closed on the property. Grant-Blackford Mental Health, Inc. plans to renovate the building before moving into the structure in early 2013. "We plan on using this building as an opportunity for further separation of children and family services from adult services. It will allow us to provide environments better suited to each," Kuczora said.

About Salin Bank & Trust Company

Salin Bank and Trust Company, a family-owned community bank, is one of the top ten chartered banks in Indiana with assets of more than $750 million. Salin operates 23 banking centers in 10 Indiana counties serving Burlington, Columbus, Delphi, Edinburgh, Fishers, Flora, Fort Wayne, Galveston, Gas City, Kokomo, Lafayette, Logansport, Marion, Walton, West Lafayette, and Indianapolis.

About Grant-Blackford Mental Health, Inc.

Grant-Blackford, a not-for-profit corporation DBA Cornerstone Behavioral Health Center, Milestone Addiction Services, and Hester Hollis Concern Center, is governed by a 15-member volunteer Board of Directors. It provides mental health and substance abuse services to persons of all ages primarily in Grant and Blackford counties. The Center operates 16 properties in a two-county area and serves a range of ages from preschoolers in their homes to psychogeriatric clients in long term care. The Center also has its own freestanding inpatient unit. Grant-Blackford has operated its flagship "Cornerstone Behavioral Health" site over 35 years, with a longer outpatient history.


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