Our thoughts and prayers are with the Oklahomans affected by the
recent devastating storms. We are so proud and honored to have so
many customers who want to help their neighbors. As your bank, we
want to protect you from fraud and help you make sure that your
donations are going to the people who need it most. That's why we
have partnered with the American Red Cross to ensure that your
donations benefit victims of disasters like tornadoes, floods and
other storms throughout Oklahoma through the Oklahoma Spring Storms
2013 relief effort.
The best way to help a disaster victim is through a financial
donation to the Red Cross. Financial contributions allow the Red
Cross to purchase exactly what is needed for the disaster relief.
According to the Red Cross, financial donations also allow them to
purchase relief supplies near the disaster site, which not only
helps them avoid delays and transportation costs, but also
stimulates the weakened local economy in disaster areas.
Collections of food, clothing and shoes must be cleaned, sorted
and repackaged, which impedes the valuable resource of money, time
and personnel that are needed for other aspects of the relief
effort. We will be accepting donations of items once reliable
relief organizations are able to receive donations and guarantee
transportation and distribution. Until then, we are collecting cash
and check donations at all of our branches for the Red Cross.
Checks are the preferred method of donations, and receipts are
available for donations by check. We guarantee that 100% of your
tax-deductible donations will be delivered to the American Red
If you wish to make a donation to the Red Cross with a debit or
click here to be redirected to the donation page for the
Oklahoma Spring Storms 2013 fund.
Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for and provide
shelter, food, emotional support and other assistance in response
to disasters. Checks should be made payable to the "American Red