First Interstate Bank Donates $25,000 to YFS Expansion Project

May 9, 2017

First Interstate Bank Donates $25,000 to YFS Expansion Project

First Interstate Bank has granted Youth & Family Services (YFS) with $25,000 to support YFS’ 120 East Adams Street Facility Expansion project. This generous gift will aid in the construction of a new wing to YFS’ current facility, allowing the agency to better serve children and families in the Rapid City community.

“First Interstate Bank is honored to support such a vital organization, whose outreach and services improve the lives of countless children and families in our region. I encourage other community partners to step up and support this very worthy cause,” stated Shawn Rost, President First Interstate Bank.

First Interstate Bank supports a number of organizations within their service area which includes communities in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming. First Interstate Bank shows their commitment to the communities they serve by supporting an array of community needs. They support businesses and professional associations, as well as organizations that provide support in the arts, education, and economic development and social services areas.

“Youth & Family Services is so thankful for this incredible gift from First Interstate Bank,” stated Connie Olson, YFS’ Development Director. “Each year, YFS provides thousands of children and families with services and programming that truly make a positive impact on their lives, but we realize there is still much work to be done. By expanding our current facility on East Adams Street, we will be able to provide services and support to an additional 2,100 children and their families. The generosity of First Interstate Bank will truly make a difference in our community and we are so appreciative of their support.”

When YFS originally built its current East Adams Street campus in 2003, the agency was serving 8,500 children and their families annually. Today YFS serves more than 14,000 children and are desperate need of more space. The YFS East Adams Building Expansion Project will add 67,525 sq. ft. of indoor program space and 32,794 sq. ft. of playground/outdoor learning space. This expansion will allow YFS to provide transformative opportunities for more children and families by increasing the depth of the agency’s current services and adding new programming to meet unmet needs within our community.