AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Amarillo National Bank is donating $1 million to local non-profits as financial support to help during the COVID-19 crisis.
“These organizations bind our community together and help those with the greatest needs,” said William Ware, President of ANB. “They were essential to our community’s health before the pandemic and are even more important going forward. We are grateful for all the good they do for others.”
The donations will cover cities where ANB has a presence, including Amarillo, Lubbock, Bryan/College Station, and Borger.
“Our local non-profits are working harder than ever to take care of our communities. Now is the time to support them in any way possible” added Ware.
Amarillo non-profits receiving COVID-19-related support from the bank include Heal the City, High Plains Food Bank, Eveline Rivers Sunshine Cottage, Another Chance House, Family Support Services, Wesley Community Center, Faith City Mission, Turn Center, Guyon Saunders Resource Center, Kids Inc. and dozens more.
Eveline Rivers-McCoy, the founder of the Eveline Rivers Sunshine Cottage, said she is grateful for the gift.
“And it’s that type of reaching out, the least expected type thing that keep us moving in the right direction,” said Rivers-McCoy.
Rivers-McCoy added the donation will help with groceries and pay for utilities at their eight fully furnished homes.
Also the Turn Center said the money they received will be used for therapy services at the center, and since fundraising efforts have stopped said this is a major help.
“We were absolutely thrilled to hear we were on the list. ANB has a history in this town of graciously donating to non-profits when they needed it the most and this is no exception, so we were absolutely honored to be on that list,” said Callie Holton, Turn Center Communications Coordinator.
ANB has also donated 10,000 N99 masks to local hospitals.
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