Land of Lincoln Credit Union donates $7,000 to several central Illinois Police Departments to spread good will

DECATUR, IL (February 18, 2020) — Land of Lincoln Credit Union (LLCU) has donated $7,000 in LLCU Visa Gift Cards to several Central Illinois Local Law Enforcement Agencies. The gift cards will be used, at the discretion of the patrolling officers, to spread good will throughout the community, offering them to citizens when they see a need.

“LLCU serves 26 counties, with branches in 8 Central Illinois cities. As a credit union, we see firsthand how often people are in need of financial assistance in these communities,” stated Robert Ares, LLCU CEO. “We are also uniquely positioned to see just how much our law enforcement officers do to try and help people in need and so often, it is out of their own pocket. We really felt this would be a great way to help our communities while showing strong support for our first responders.”

Land of Lincoln Credit Union Staff and LLCU CEO, Robert Ares, met with all the area Police Chiefs and Sheriffs that were extended the donations. The following law enforcement agencies were recipients of this donation: Centralia Police Department, Decatur Police Department Effingham Police Department, Effingham County Sheriff’s Office, Vandalia Police Department, Springfield Police Department, Mattoon Police Department and Pana Police Department.

About Land of Lincoln Credit Union

Land of Lincoln Credit Union was founded in 1947. As a full-service financial institution, LLCU serves nearly 35,000 members. Membership in LLCU is open to anyone who lives or works in 28 Illinois counties and their immediate family members. Land of Lincoln Credit Union offers 15 convenient locations in 10 cities to best serve the needs of its membership. As a part of the CO OP shared branching network, members also have access to over 5,000 branches and 30,000 ATM locations nationwide. For more information, visit us online at


Cayla Hittmeier, Chief Marketing Officer
Land of Lincoln Credit Union
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