30 Apr 2014 First Security offers ways to assist with tornado relief
First Security Bank has set up an account to receive monetary donations for Arkansas communities devastated by the recent tornadoes. Bank locations throughout the state are also accepting specific donations of the much-needed items for survivors and volunteers in the hardest-hit areas.
"In times of tragedy like these, we and our customers are eager to help," said Johnny Adams, president and CEO of First Security Conway. "We appreciate your calls and prayers this morning for all our staff and customers touched by the tornado here in Faulkner County. I’m very pleased to report that all our staff is safe and accounted for. Our Teal Grill Teams are on the way to each location and will be assisting with the relief efforts with food today. Your continued prayers and support for those who have lost so much here are needed."
Monetary donations will provide food, shelter and personal items for the survivors and volunteers.
Items needed right away include blankets, tarps, gloves, first aid items, diapers, toothpaste/brushes, baby wipes, hand sanitizer, flashlights, batteries, non-perishable food items, toiletries, toilet paper, cleaning supplies and new toys/coloring books/stuffed animals. They will be transferred to disaster distribution centers in the hardest-hit areas of Faulkner, White and Pulaski counties.
Please, no clothes at this time.
Also, if customers would like to make a tax-deductible donation, there are other available options. They can donate to the Red Cross at 1.800.RED.CROSS, redcross.org, or text REDCROSS to 90999. They can also donate to the Salvation Army at 1.800.SAL.ARMY, salvationarmyusa.org, or text STORM to 80888.
First Security Bancorp is an Arkansas-based financial services holding company with assets of more than $4.4 billion and more than 1,000 employees across 73 statewide locations. The company offers solutions for the financial needs of individuals, businesses and the public sector through a network of local community banks, investment banking and wealth management services, public finance, trusts and mortgage services.