OUR COMMUNITIES

Helping to build a better tomorrow

At Desert Community Bank, we recognize how important it is to immerse ourselves in the community and provide help in as many ways as we can.

Here are just a few examples of our efforts:

March of Dimes (MOD)

Each year, Desert Community Bank staff and their family members participate in the annual March of Dimes walk in Victorville. Together, we walk 3 miles to raise funds for the MOD organization to fund lifesaving research and programs that end premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality. Amongst the many participating companies, DCB is proud to be one of the top fundraisers for this event year after year.

Rose of Sharon Pregnancy Center Financial Literacy Workshops

DCB officers have taught financial literacy classes at Rose of Sharon Pregnancy Center. The classes are geared toward teaching moms-to-be and their significant others the importance of money management and setting financial goals by means of preparing and adhering to a budget. The workshops educate attendees on why a budget fails, prioritizing expenses, and tips for paying off debt while saving money. The workshops also cover information on identity theft and the importance of establishing and maintaining a good credit score.

A Better Way Domestic Violence Shelter

For many years during the month of December, Desert Community Bank staff have thoughtfully selected and shopped for items to be gifted to families of domestic violence.

Victor Valley Rotary Sunrise Club – Operation Santa Clothes

During the holiday season, Desert Community Bank staff shop for clothes and toys with a group of underprivileged local elementary school students at a popular department store. The staff are always rewarded with warm, appreciative smiles on the faces of the students and parents.

Additionally, DCB officers lend their financial expertise and serve on several boards of directors of local nonprofits that benefit the low to moderate income community including:
  • • High Desert Homeless Services - provides assistance and services to the homeless population of the Victor Valley and High Desert Communities of San Bernardino County. HDHS provides a safe, structured living environment for those individuals and families who are willing to work towards regaining their independence and obtain stable housing.
  • • Kiwanis Club of Apple Valley - helping at risk or under-served children of the LMI demographic community of Apple Valley.
  • • Mojave XP Logistics Academy - One key program is the International Trade Education Programs (ITEP) which connects the international trade business community to the classroom in order to develop career-ready, college-prepared high school students.
  • • Salvation Army - delivering services and hope to the less fortunate on the streets of the Victor Valley and to those in shelters, schools, and daycare centers across the Southland.
  • • St. Mary Medical Center Foundation - the main hospital serving the High Desert area and is responsible for serving the uninsured, indigent and low income families in the area. Our support helps ensure the High Desert Community has access to affordable, quality healthcare in their own neighborhood.
  • • Victor Valley Community Services Council - Several programs are offered targeted for the senior population and offers transportation services as well. The mission of the VVCSC is to promote and sustain the quality of life for persons and organizations in the High Desert through education, collaboration of services, and new program developments.
  • • Victor Valley College District Foundation - help Victor Valley College serve the more than 70% of students attending VVC that require financial support in order to attend community college.
  • • Victor Valley Domestic Violence/ A Better Way - Its mission is to advocate for and assist victims of domestic violence and their children providing shelter, programs, opportunity and education; to contribute to social change through intervention, prevention, education and community awareness.
Our efforts can go a lot further with your help!

Throughout the year, you can help your community by dropping off items at your local Desert Community Bank branch. We will gather the items and deliver them to the appropriate partner organization to help those in greatest need.

MONTH COLLECTION ITEMS
May-June Diapers
July-mid August School supplies
October Canned goods
November Winter coats
First two weeks of December Toys and gifts