June 16, 2011 NEWS RELEASE
Ozark Mountain Bank Contributes to Red Cross
The individuals and businesses in the Tri-Lakes area are known for their hospitality as well as their generous nature. When disaster struck, many knew that they wanted to help. Some just weren’t sure how they could do that.
Ozark Mountain Bank offered to collect financial contributions so that the American Red Cross could quickly start helping those affected. More than $2,400 was given from customers, employees and also the bank.
“The people of Branson and all of southwest are such generous people,” said Greg James, Regional Executive Director of Financial Development for the American Red Cross – Greater Ozarks Chapter. “It is so wonderful to see neighbor helping neighbor and community helping community during a time of need. That is the Missouri way”
“We are so fortunate to live in an area where people have huge hearts and are willing to open their wallets to help their neighbors in need,” said Ozark Mountain Bank President and CEO Craig Richards. “I believe that a lot of people who gave money realized that they could just as easily be the ones in need.”
Donations can still be made by visiting the Red Cross website at www.redcross-ozarks.org/donate.
For more information, please call 417-334-4125 or visit their Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/OzarkMountainBank. Ozark Mountain Bank has been serving the financial needs of the Tri-Lakes Area since 1950.
You can help people affected by disasters, like the recent Missouri tornadoes, by donating to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. On those rare occasions when donations exceed Red Cross expenses for a specific disaster, contributions are used to prepare for and serve victims of other disasters. Your gift enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to victims of all disasters. You may also call 1-800-REDCROSS or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish) or mail your donation, to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington DC 20013. Internet users can make a secure online donation by visiting www.redcross.org.
American Red Cross
1545 N. West Bypass
Springfield, MO 65803
417-832-9500, ext. 107
Swimming is the most popular summer activity. Staying safe around water is more than staying near the lifeguard at the pool. Every year many children drown in residential swimming pools, bath tubs, buckets of water and other containers of water. Anywhere there is water there is risk for drowning. Do not leave a young child unattended near any source of water, not even for a moment. For more information go to www.redcross.org