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Synergy Animal Hospice Wins My Community Cares Grant from Home Federal Foundation

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BEND, Ore. —Today, Synergy Animal Hospice will receive a $5,000 grant from the Home Federal Foundation as a regional winner of the Foundation’s My Community Cares social giving campaign.

“We are pleased to support the great work of Synergy Animal Hospice with this grant,” said David Eldred, senior vice president and director of marketing for Home Federal Bank. “This contest was a fun way for us to involve the community in the Foundation’s charitable giving.”

“The support and compassion we've received from our community through this process has been truly heartwarming, and we are incredibly grateful for this vitally important grant,” said Carla Naden, executive director of Synergy Animal Hospice. “These funds will help us to continue providing dignity, love, and kindness to all animals. Thank you, Home Federal Bank.”

Synergy Animal Hospice received the most votes in the Central Oregon region, earning them a $5,000 grant. During the month-long online contest, community members were invited to vote for their favorite nonprofits on the Home Federal Bank Facebook page to select the winners of $25,000 in grants. The nonprofit with the most overall votes, Music Theatre of Idaho, received a $10,000 grand prize grant; nonprofits with the most votes in each region received $5,000 grants. Learn more about the My Community Cares contest and see the complete results at

About Home Federal Bank
Home Federal Bancorp, Inc. is headquartered in Nampa, Idaho, and is the parent company of Home Federal Bank, a community bank originally organized in 1920. The Company currently serves southwestern Idaho and Central and Western Oregon through 24 full-service branches and three commercial loan production offices. The Company's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol "HOME" and is included in the Russell 2000 Index. For more information, visit the Company's web site at 

About Synergy Animal Hospice
Synergy Animal Hospice rescues geriatric, special needs and terminally ill animals. Synergy provides them with medical care and rehab while they live at the sanctuary or in a foster home. Once the animals are medically stable, they either remain at the sanctuary for the remainder of their lives or are adopted into a new, loving, forever home.