Centennial Bank has launched a donation drive to fight addiction

The partnership with Step 13 will help those in recovery

Centennial Bank and Trust has launched a donation drive at all 17 locations in partnership with Step 13 to help combat the devastating impact of addiction across the state.

Step 13 is a residential recovery center in downtown Denver that helps low-income men overcome addiction and rebuild their lives through a program focused on sobriety, work and accountability.

Centennial Bank and Trust will host donation boxes at all 17 locations across the Denver Metro Area, foothills locations and mountain communities.  Acceptable donations include new toiletries and clothing for men of all sizes.  Work boots are a high priority item. Monetary donations will also be accepted. The drive began Aug. 8 and runs through the end of the month.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with Step13 and provide assistance through our donation drive at all 17 bank locations throughout Colorado,” Centennial Bank President Steve Ward says. “Not only do we have an employee with a personal connection to the organization, we have tremendous respect for the values and opportunities Step13 provides to its residents and look forward to contributing to the ongoing success of the organization.”

“The business community is a key partner in the fight against substance abuse and homelessness in our city,” says Matthew Saks, chair of Step 13’s board of directors. “The business community is waking up to the millions of dollars in lost revenue every year caused by addiction, not to mention the personal impact on employees and their families. Centennial Bank is demonstrating real leadership here. Their commitment will help thousands of individuals, hundreds of families and our community as a whole.”

About Step 13
Step 13 has a 30-year history in downtown Denver and has received national recognition for its success helping low-income and homeless men overcome the consequences of addiction. The program features a peer-based recovery model, career counseling, as well as a focus on fitness and nutrition. For more information, visit www.Step13.org.

About Centennial Bank and Trust
Centennial Bank and Trust, a subsidiary of Heartland Financial USA, Inc., (NASDAQ: HTLF), is a state-chartered community-invested bank with 17 Banking Centers located in Boulder, Breckenridge, Broomfield, Centennial, Conifer, Downtown Denver, Edwards, Englewood, Erie, Evergreen, Golden, Idaho Springs, Nederland, Steamboat Springs, Thornton, Vail and Winter Park. Centennial Bank and Trust is a member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.  For more information, visit www.centennialbanking.com.

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