Shootin Stars Sports Association Receives Arvest Foundation Donation

Wednesday, November 07 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Disabled athletes in Fort Smith will be able to experience the world of wheelchair sports and have an opportunity to continue an active lifestyle thanks to a $3,500 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

The gift was announced at the Northridge Middle School Gym in Van Buren. Chris Barnes, Jeremy Nuckolls, Jeannette Pham, and Gabriel Saysombath of Arvest Bank were on hand to present the check.

The Arvest Foundation donation also will allow the Shootin Stars Sports Association to purchase a new wheelchair designed specifically for sports, and additional equipment to repair and maintain existing chairs. 

“We are very appreciative of the Arvest Foundation for the donation to Shootin Stars,” said Doug Moore, treasurer and coach of the Shootin Stars Sports Association. “There is a newly injured young man and we’ll use the donation to buy him a new chair to fit him and play the adaptive sports. Our goal is to introduce newly injured individuals to wheelchair sports, show that a disability doesn’t have to get you down, and that you can adapt and overcome.”

Chris Barnes, branch sales manager at Arvest Bank, said, “We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support the Shootin Stars Sports Association’s efforts to provide greater opportunities to men and women with special needs.”

Tags: Arkansas, Arvest Foundation, Fort Smith
 

Arvest Chosen as Best Bank in the Southwest Times Record's 2018 Reader's Choice Poll

Friday, November 02 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

For the third consecutive year, Arvest Bank was chosen as Best Bank in the Southwest Times Record's Reader's Choice Poll!* We are honored that our community has recognized us yet again for this award, and we sincerely thank you for voting for us. We're proud to be a part of such a great place! 

 

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Tags: Fort Smith
 

Wives of Armor Receives Arvest Foundation Grant

Wednesday, September 12 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Wives of Armor will purchase new equipment, systems in police vehicles, and other needs of the officers thanks to a $5,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

The gift was announced today at the Russellville Police Department. Shawn Bates, community bank president of Arvest Bank was on hand to present the check to Melanie Ewing, executive treasurer of the Wives of Armor.

“With the generous donation of the Arvest Foundation funds, Wives of Armor will be able to expand our opportunities to serve and support our area law enforcement agencies,” stated Jillian Tucker, president of Wives of Armor.

“We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support the Wives of Armor, who have dedicated their time to serve and honor our local officers.” Bates said. “This donation is just one of many we have made throughout the area. It demonstrates the foundation’s ongoing support to our local law enforcement and first responders.”

Tags: Arvest Foundation, Fort Smith
 

Inter-Faith Community Preschool Receives Arvest Foundation Grant

Tuesday, September 11 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

A local preschool will be able to purchase an awning for their playground thanks to a $2,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation.
The gift was announced today at the Inter-Faith Community Preschool in Fort Smith. Amy Sights of Arvest Bank was on hand to present the check.

The Inter-Faith Community Preschool strives to provide education for economically underserved children in the Fort Smith area, regardless of race, creed, color or ethnic origin, and to encourage developmentally appropriate intellectual, physical, spiritual, and social growth through personalized attention and innovative programs. The Inter-Faith Community Preschool also strives to offer a safe, nurturing environment for the children in the program while cultivating spiritual awareness and dedication to Christian values. 

The donation from the Arvest Foundation will help to fund the construction of an awning for the Inter-Faith Preschool’s playground, which will create a safe and comfortable area for the students to play. 

 “Inter-Faith Community Preschool has kept its doors open for 51 years to families and children in need. All donations, whether monetary or in kind, are appreciated. The Arvest Foundation’s generosity will allow us to create a more engaging learning experience for our students at all levels, while helping us provide a healthier environment outside with less sun exposure,” said Ann Law, executive director of Inter-Faith Community Preschool. “By expanding our capabilities, we’ve given our students and teachers an even greater avenue for success.” 

“We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support Inter-Faith Community Preschool’s efforts to provide greater educational opportunities for their students,” said Sights, a Private Banking advisor for Arvest. “This donation is just one of many we have made throughout the area. It demonstrates the foundation’s ongoing commitment to education and to the children in the region.”

Tags: Arvest Foundation, Fort Smith
 

Next Step Homeless Services Receives Arvest Foundation Grant

Thursday, August 23 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

The Next Step Day Room in Fort Smith will build the Jack Bradley Freedom House that will house a veteran and their family thanks to a $5,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

The gift was announced today at the Next Step Day Room in Fort Smith. Amy Sights of Arvest Bank was on hand to present the check.

The Next Step Homeless Services not only affords people a safe refuge from the street, but also provides a myriad of services ranging from individual case management, hot meals, job counseling, psychological assessment, life-skills training, phone availability with after-hours messaging, mail service, budgeting classes, anger management classes, transitional housing and assistance with affordable housing searches. 

The Arvest Foundation donation will go toward the Next Step Homeless Services transitional housing program. This home will specifically house a homeless veteran and their family. 

“The Arvest Foundation’s generosity is an important step in completing this project and helping to create the only single-family, veteran transitional house in this region of Arkansas,” said Kim Wohlford, executive director of Next Step.

“We on the board of Next Step Homeless Services are pleased to receive this generous donation from the Arvest Foundation. Arvest has proven to be an important community supporter in Fort Smith. We appreciate our partnership with them in our efforts to eradicate homelessness in our area,” said Sharon Chapman, board president of Next Step.

“We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support the Next Step Day Room efforts to provide transitional housing to homeless clients in this area.” Sights said.

Tags: Arvest Foundation, Fort Smith

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