Wheatland Bank Raises over $10,000 for Washington Wildfire Relief
November 10, 2015
(Spokane, WA) – Wheatland Bank is pleased to announce that together with their Board of Directors, employees and customers, they have raised over $10,000 for the American Red Cross Washington Wildfire relief efforts. The Board of Directors authorized the bank-wide fundraising campaign and agreed to match contributions made between September 23 and October 23 by their employees and/or customers dollar-for-dollar, up to $5,000. At the close of the campaign, the Bank had received $5,840.89 in donations. With the matching donation of the Bank, a total of $10,840.89 has been donated to the American Red Cross Washington Wildfire relief efforts.
"As a local independent community bank, we have seen firsthand the devastation and hardship that the wildfire disasters in eastern Washington have caused our communities and we wanted to help those in need. We are pleased by the response that we have had to our fundraising campaign, and also stand ready to help local businesses and families through our financial relief loan program." said Susan M. Horton, Wheatland Bank president and CEO.
In addition to their fundraising efforts, Wheatland Bank is also offering low interest, financial relief loans to those living within a 60 mile radius of their Chelan, Wenatchee, Wilbur and Davenport branches through the December 31, 2015. The loans are intended to help businesses and families with the immediate needs that they may have as a result of the losses and hardships they are facing due to the fires in their area. Loan approvals are subject to the Bank's credit underwriting and Wildfire Relief Lending Program terms and conditions. To learn more about the Wildfire Relief Lending Program, visit any of Wheatland Bank branch locations listed above or call 509.242.5626.
About Wheatland Bank
Wheatland Bank, formed in 1979 in Davenport, Washington, is a locally owned independent community bank. Wheatland Bank’s commitment to eastern and central Washington is strong and has deep roots. It’s a commitment that is kept alive with powerful local ownership, leadership and decision making. In the 36 years since inception, Wheatland Bank has grown through organic and diversified expansion with 14 branches, including the new Pasco Branch, serving over 15,000 customers throughout Spokane, Lincoln, Adams, Chelan, Douglas, Grant, Kittitas, Yakima, Franklin and Benton Counties. Wheatland Bank focuses on helping businesses, farmers, ranchers and consumers succeed by offering the highest quality personalized banking relationships and customized lending, banking and wealth management services. Wheatland Bank is a value-oriented financial services provider dedicated to serving the needs of its customers, communities and employees while enhancing shareholder value. That dedication, coupled with the sound risk management and fiscal responsibility of Wheatland Bank's Board of Directors and management, has resulted in the distinct recognition of a 5-Star Superior rating by BauerFinancial, Inc. for over 33 consecutive quarters and the acknowledgement that Wheatland Bank is one of the strongest banks in the nation.