West Plains Bank and Trust Company Gives $62,695 to Schools, Ozarks Healthcare
Wed, 09/22/2021 - 1:42pm admin
For nine years, West Plains Bank and Trust Company has offered community debit cards to customers featuring designs for school districts where the bank has branches, and Ozarks Healthcare. The total for the program in 2021 is up $10,982 over last year, coming in at $62,695. Across the life of the program, more than $330,000 has been donated to schools and Ozarks Healthcare by West Plains Bank and Trust Company.
Individual amounts presented, based on the number of point-of-sale transactions associated with each card design, goes as follows: Fairview, $2,789; Glenwood, $2.489; Howell Valley, $1,695; Junction Hill, $1,749; Richards, $2,815; West Plains R-7, $20,387; Mountain View-Birch Tree Schools, $14,654; Willow Springs Schools, $8,918, Houston Schools, $1,000 and Ozarks Healthcare, $7,199.
According to West Plains Bank and Trust Company President/Chief Executive Officer David M. Gohn, the annual check presentations are eagerly anticipated. “As a bank, we always look forward to presenting the checks at the beginning of each school year,” he said. “Last year, we presented the checks in a drive by parade due to the pandemic. This year, however, we enjoyed visiting the schools and Ozarks Healthcare to hear about how they plan to use the money and wish them well with their projects.”
Gohn said the popular card program is simple. “Customers choose a design and each time they use their cards to make purchases at retailers, West Plains Bank and Trust Company adds to a donation, which is presented annually,” he explained. “Our bank is committed to supporting education and healthcare in our local area. We are the only local bank with a community debit card program that gives back. These funds allow the recipients to pursue projects and meet needs that otherwise might go unfunded.”
Customers of West Plains Bank and Trust Company who would like to switch to a community debit card design should call the Bank to request one - 417.256.2147 in West Plains, 417.934.1047 in Mountain View, 417.469.5013 in Willow Springs, and 417.505.5110 in Houston. The cards are free-of-charge to customers who switch and to any new West Plains Bank and Trust Company customers.
West Plains Bank and Trust Company opened its doors to customers in 1883, making it the oldest continually operating business in the area. With 138 years of service to the local region, total assets of West Plains Bank and Trust Company have grown to more than $550 million with seven locations and a loan production office. For additional information, visit www.westplainsbank.com or call 417.256.2147.