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Dacotah Bank pledges $20,000 to Mary’s Place project

The new $1.2 million Safe Shelter building project in northeast Jamestown has received a major financial gift from Dacotah Bank has pledged $20,000 toward the Mary’s Place project for Safe Shelter, the bank announced.

Casey Henderson, the company’s market president, made the announcement. The donation toward the $1.2 million project will be used for the construction of three apartment units with garages and office space.

The Anne Carlsen Center donated land to Safe Shelter for new residential and office facilities. Mary Newman, widow of Harold Newman of Newman Signs, provided a lead gift.

Henderson said such additions to the Jamestown area community are important on several levels.

“The local vitality, society values and longterm vision each Dacotah Bank market has for itself are key contributors to the bank’s overall success,” Henderson said. “It’s this success that has positioned Dacotah Bank well to provide financial support to Mary’s Place at The Safe Shelter and other worthy endeavors throughout Dacotah Territory.”

With a mission of respect, dignity, safety, healing, and hope; Safe Shelter provides temporary safety for survivors of domestic violence and their children.