Arvest Bank and its employees in Northwest Arkansas raised $146,466 in donations for the United Way to help serve individuals and organizations across the region in its 2013 campaign.
The bank said area efforts helped increase donations by $40,000 from the 2012 campaign. The money represents a combination of Arvest employee contributions and corporate donations.
“The United Way’s workforce campaign is a lifeline to thousands of families in our region and contributing to it is one of the most powerful ways we can serve the community,” said Roger Holroyd, president of Arvest Bank in Siloam Springs and a former board of member for the United Way of Northwest Arkansas. “It gives our Arvest family the chance to help our neighbors.”
The United Way of Northwest Arkansas supports 75 programs in the region operated by organizations that feed, educate and care for children, families and adults. It serves four counties: Benton, Madison and Washington in Arkansas, and McDonald County, Missouri.