Mechanics Bank and Sheriff Lopey Foundation Team up for Klamathon Fire Relief: $10,000 Donation for Fire Victims, Donation Matching Program Announced

YREKA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mechanics Bank (“Mechanics”) (OTCBB: MCHB) (formerly Scott Valley Bank)
announced today that they will immediately donate $10,000 for relief and
recovery efforts for those who have been impacted by the Klamathon Fire
near Yreka, CA. In addition to the donation, Mechanics Bank has
established a fund to accept donations from the community and is
encouraging community participation by offering to match the amount of
any community contribution, up to an additional $10,000. All donations
will be used to benefit those individuals, families and businesses
suffering damage or displacement from the Klamathon Fire.

The Bank is partnering with the Sheriff
Lopey Foundation
of Siskiyou County to manage the distribution of
the funds and ensure that they go directly to those in immediate need.

“As a community bank, this is what we do,” said Rauly Butler, Executive
Vice President and Director of Retail Banking. “These are our friends,
neighbors, and customers, and we’re all in this together. We know
there’s an immediate need, and our hope is that this also gives others
in the community a way to help as well.”

“Our hearts go out to everyone impacted by the Klamathon Fire,” said Jon
Lopey, who began the Sheriff Lopey Foundation seven years ago. “We all
know how quickly lives and livelihoods can change in these types of
disasters. We’re here to help the community, and we’re grateful to have
a partner like Mechanics Bank to help lead the fundraising effort.”

Contributions to the relief fund are being accepted at all Mechanics
Bank branches (formerly Scott Valley Bank branches), or checks may be
sent by mail to Mechanics Bank, Attn: Klamathon Fire Relief Fund, 2544
Westside Road, Yreka, CA 96097. Locations and phone numbers of local
Mechanics Bank branches are available at

For those in need of financial assistance from the Klamathon Fire,
please contact the Sheriff Lopey Foundation at (530) 859-0230 or via
email at For
more information on the foundation, please visit

Mechanics Bank is covering any administrative costs so that 100% of all
contributions goes directly to the fire victims, and there are no
dollars withheld for operating, overhead or expense purposes.

About Mechanics Bank

Established in 1905, Mechanics Bank is an independent, full service
community bank. With more than $5.7 billion in assets, it is the largest
bank headquartered in Northern California’s East Bay region with 45
branch offices throughout California and Oregon. They provide a highly
personalized relationship banking experience that includes consumer and
business banking services, commercial lending, cash management services,
and comprehensive trust, wealth management and private banking services.
The acquisition of Learner Financial and Scott Valley Bank which closed
on May 1, 2018 added assets of approximately $692 million, as well as
the 11 branch offices serving Shasta and Siskiyou Counties, Southern
Oregon and the Portland area. More information may be found at

About The Sheriff Lopey Foundation

Established in 2011 by Jon and Maxine Lopey, The Sheriff Lopey
Foundation strives to benefit the greatest number of Siskiyou County
citizens by providing funds to members and organizations within the
county that serves its citizens. The Foundation concentrates on senior
citizens, youth, military veterans, law enforcement education, training
and support, and other charities that benefit the community. The
Foundation is recognized as a non-profit organization under the 501(c)
(3) of the US Internal Revenue Code. More information is available at


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