Check Presentation to Community Link for $5000.

Breese, IL — Through their partnership with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, Dieterich Bank issued a $5,000 grant to Community Link for its CILA program. Community Link’s CILA homes are congregate housing for persons with developmental disabilities.

Community Link has faced many challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. To keep the residents of these homes healthy and safe, Community Link has made significant investments in technology and personal protective equipment (PPE). For the foreseeable future, these extraordinary expenses will persist.

“Community Link is grateful to Dieterich Bank for its support of the people we are privileged to serve,” stated John Huelskamp, Community Link executive director.

Dieterich Bank was chartered in 1909.  It recently acquired 5 First Bank branches in Breese, Chester, Columbia, Waterloo and Red Bud, giving the Bank a total of 14 branch locations and a Loan Production Office in South County St. Louis.  Dieterich Bank’s assets are just of over $1 billion with over 175 employees.  For more information, please visit Dieterich Bank on the web at 

Community Link, a non-profit organization and proud United Way member agency, is dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with disabilities through a person-centered approach that promotes self-directed living choices and community integration opportunities. The mission of Community Link is to challenge, teach and inspire both participants and community, linking them in ways that enhance their lives. For more information, please visit our website at