Cadence Bank Donates $200,000 to Faith Haven, Inc. in Mississippi

TUPELO, Miss. -- March 15, 2022 - Cadence Bank, formerly BancorpSouth Bank, announced today its $200,000 contribution to Faith Haven, Inc. (Faith Haven), supporting the organization's mission to provide a safe shelter environment for neglected, abandoned and abused children from ages zero through 18 who are in custody of child protective services.

Faith Haven will use the donation to provide temporary housing, food and clothing; staff nurturing and counseling services; educational assistance; medical, dental, psychological and vision exams; recreational activities and outings; and 24-hour around-the-clock care to support them physically and emotionally while easing the transition to their next placement.

“Our company is proud to support the efforts of Faith Haven in its mission to provide for the needs of neglected and abused children,” said Leighton Gibens, President - Tupelo, Mississippi market for BancorpSouth, a division of Cadence Bank.  “This organization plays a critical role in assuring that these children have a safe and nurturing place to stay, while assisting them in securing a permanent home placement.”

Since May 1977, Faith Haven has provided complete care for children in Mississippi who need to be temporarily placed in housing during a time of crisis. In the beginning, Faith Haven could house up to eight children. Today, the organization occupies a 5,000-square-foot facility with eight bedrooms, which includes a recreational building to offer more indoor activities and office space. Faith Haven provides complete 24-hour around-the-clock care in a home-like setting with house parents and direct care staff.

“I want to thank BancorpSouth for being such a blessing to Faith Haven,” said Jackie Smith, executive director of Faith Haven. “We have been going through some turbulent times financially but I have remained prayerful, and now, look at God. The service we provide to these children is our most important purpose. The funds we receive are used to make sure their needs are met and that I have good people to care for them.”

About Cadence Bank

Cadence Bank (NYSE: CADE) is a leading regional banking franchise with approximately $50 billion in assets and more than 400 branch locations across the South, Midwest and Texas. Cadence provides consumers, businesses and corporations with a full range of innovative banking and financial solutions. Services and products include consumer banking, consumer loans, mortgages, home equity lines and loans, credit cards, commercial and business banking, treasury management, specialized lending, asset-based lending, commercial real estate, equipment financing, correspondent banking, SBA lending, foreign exchange, wealth management, investment and trust services, financial planning, retirement plan management, and personal and business insurance. Cadence is committed to a culture of respect, diversity and inclusion in both its workplace and communities. Cadence Bank, Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

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