Gateway First Bank has announced that it has donated $10,000 to the Disaster Relief Fund for Eastern Oklahoma.
This fund, established by Tulsa Community Foundation (TCF) and Tulsa Area United Way (TAUW), provides assistance to non-profit organizations that are supporting the residents of eastern Oklahoma who have been recently affected by weather-related flooding and tornadic storms.
Widespread storm damage and flooding have been reported in Tulsa and beyond to areas in eastern Oklahoma. Donations made to the fund will assist with mid- and long-term recovery needs. Once funds are collected, TCF will work with the TAUW to receive grant applications from agencies that have provided direct services to victims.
Gateway maintains a strong presence in Oklahoma, including a dedicated community reinvestment effort facilitated through its “Gateway Gives Back” program. This program pledges to invest $275 million over the next five years and will focus its resources towards lending to minority communities, low- to moderate-income (LMI) communities, and contributing to non-profit organizations that support community development.
“At Gateway, we strive to make a difference by being involved in the cities and towns we serve,” said Hobie Higgins, chief community engagement officer of Gateway. “When the floods devastated the area, we knew we had to help jump in and help.”