Rockford, IL – December 28, 2020 – Illinois Bank & Trust has established a victims’ relief fund to provide direct financial assistance to the families of those killed and the individuals injured in the tragic shooting incident at Don Carter Lanes in Rockford.
The bank announced it has established the Miracle Mile of Rockford Care Fund in partnership with Miracle Mile Rockford, a business district association serving businesses, property owners, neighborhood groups and residents in the heart of Rockford.
“Illinois Bank & Trust is setting up the Miracle Mile of Rockford Care Fund and donating $5,000,” said Jeff Hultman, CEO of Illinois Bank & Trust. “This is an unimaginable tragedy and the Illinois Bank & Trust Family and the Rockford community is deeply saddened and mourns with the families who lost loved ones and our thoughts are with those who were injured in this senseless act of violence. I also want to thank Rockford’s brave first-responders and our hospital personnel for their commitment to protect and care for our community,” added Hultman.
“Our hearts ache for our Rockford community,” said Arne Jacobsen, President of Miracle Mile. “While no amount of money can erase this tragedy, we hope the Miracle Mile of Rockford Care Fund lessens the burden of victims and their families in some way.”
Donations to help the families can be made to the Miracle Mile of Rockford Care Fund Account by visiting an Illinois Bank & Trust branch or sending your donation to 6855 East Riverside Boulevard, Rockford, IL 61114. For additional information please call 815.637.7000. 100 percent of the donations will benefit the victims and their families. Donations are tax deductible through the Miracle Mile 501-C3.
“This has been an incredibly difficult weekend for our community struck by an unthinkable act of violence. We are grateful for the generosity of our caring community,” said Tom McNamara, Rockford’s Mayor.News Illinois Bank & Trust establishes relief fund for Don Carter Lanes shooting victims