LEBANON, Missouri (Press Release)-  Commerce Bank of Lebanon employees proudly support LAF’s Community Cares program through payroll deduction. Every single employee at Commerce Bank participates in payroll deduction for Community Cares, donating $1 or more out of each paycheck to support dozens of area nonprofits serving Laclede County.

Jared Gottman, Vice President of Commerce Bank, confirmed that the annual pledge drive saw 100% participation in payroll deduction for Community Cares for the coming year.

“Thanks to the generosity and support of Commerce Bank of Lebanon, LAF also received a $3,000 grant from Commerce Bancshares to benefit Community Cares.”  LAF Administrator, Melinda Fries, explained that the funds raised within the community this year are distributed as grants to area nonprofits that work to feed, clothe, shelter, educate, and provide hope to Laclede County residents. “Every dollar adds up, which is why payroll deduction is such an important part of the Community Cares program. We are incredibly thankful for Commerce Bank and their employees. They truly love our community and want to help their neighbors in need.”