BATESVILLE – June 17, 2013 – Citizens Bank associates combined efforts with other volunteers to collect and sort donations at the Batesville Help and Hope food pantry. “Help and Hope” is the latest recipient of a $500 charitable contribution, which come from individual bank employees who donate $1 weekly to wear blue jeans to work on Fridays.
This latest donation increases to $4,000 the total amount of contributions that Citizens Bank employees have made to area charities through “Blue Jean Fridays” since last July.
Previous recipients have included Family Violence Prevention, White River Civitan Club, Christmas Brings Hope, Santa for a Senior, Harvest of Hope, The Glass Slipper Project and the Molly Campbell Benefit in Mountain View.
“We are proud to be the area’s leading community bank,” said John Dews, President and Chief Executive Officer, “and even more proud of our associates who demonstrate each week what it means to provide meaningful support for the members of our community who need it most.”
About The Citizens Bank
Citizens Bank of Batesville was established in 1953 by a group of local businessmen who shared a vision of creating a bank that would be committed to serving the working people of Batesville and Independence County. Today, Citizens Bank is Independence County’s largest financial institution by market share, and has expanded its service area to include Lawrence, Randolph, Sharp and Stone counties. The bank operates 10 fully staffed financial centers in Batesville, Cave City, Imboden, Mountain View and Pleasant Plains.