Bank of the Sierra’s Annual Resolution Run to Benefit Visalia Rescue Mission

Young participants are ready to go in the Kids’ Race at the first Resolution Run.
Young participants are ready to go in the Kids’ Race at the first Resolution Run.

Bank of the Sierra will host its 2nd Annual Resolution Run on January 1 to help enhance the quality of life for Central Valley citizens in need. All proceeds from this event will go directly to help change lives in at the Visalia Rescue Mission.

“Many struggling Central Valley community members rely on the services of our local charities to help them through this economy,” said Jim Holly, Bank of the Sierra President and CEO. “We are delighted to assist our neighbors and do our part to help those in need.”

“For 32 years, the VRM has labored to address the most critical needs of the homeless in the Central Valley,” said Danny Little, executive director of the Visalia Rescue Mission. “We are thrilled to partner with Bank of the Sierra to further these efforts in the Valley.”

The Visalia Rescue Mission is a local non-profit organization which serves the local community by providing a homeless shelter for men, women and children; sleeps an average of 180 people each night; and serves three meals a day, 365 days a year. The mission is currently serving approximately 515 meals each day, and served more than 183,000 meals in 2012. Additionally, the mission operates a nine-month recovery program for men and women that includes a mentoring program, life-skill training as well as a job internship programs.

Bank of the Sierra is the largest independently owned community bank headquartered in southern San Joaquin Valley’s heartland. The bank serves 17 different communities with 25 branches, two ag centers and one SBA center.

The 5K Resolution Run is scheduled for New Year’s Day in Downtown Visalia. Runners and walkers are welcome, and a one-mile Kids Race will kick-off the festivities. For more information and registration, visit


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