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.

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Pope County Fair Board Receives Arvest Foundation Grant

Tuesday, August 14 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Funds will be used to help purchase audio and visual equipment, maintenance needed on tractors to keep in good condition, and other equipment. 

RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. (July 30, 2018) – Pope County Fair Board will be able to purchase audio and visual equipment, and perform maintenance on tractors, and other equipment to improve operations thanks to a $5,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation. 

The gift was announced today at the Pope County Fair Grounds in Russellville. Shawn Bates, Community Bank President of Arvest Bank was on hand to present the check to Steve Rogers, Pope County Fair Board. 

The Arvest Foundation donation to the Pope County Fair Board will be utilized to help purchase audio and visual equipment, maintenance needed on tractors to keep in good condition, and other equipment. 

“With the generous donation from the Arvest Foundation, the Pope County Fair Association will be able to continue to improve the quality of the entertainment of the yearly fair that will be held on September 11-15, at the Pope County Fair Grounds,” stated Steve Rogers, Pope County Fair Board. “We encourage all of the River Valley citizens to make an effort to attend the fair and see the improvements made possible by donors like our friends of the Arvest Foundation. Once again, thank you very much to the Arvest Foundation!” 

“We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support the Pope County Fair Board who have dedicated their time to providing and promoting livestock shows, entertainment, and fairs for all ages of the Pope County Community.” said Shawn Bates, Arvest Bank. “The Arvest Foundation wants to continue to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to our local community. We are people helping people, while putting the needs of our community and customers above all else.” 

About the Arvest Foundation

The Arvest Foundation seeks to provide funding to grantees who are actively working to create positive change for others. Major areas of focus include: K-12 education, economic development, and enhancing the quality of life throughout the Arvest footprint. For more information, go to www.arvestfoundation.org.

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Beatrice Johnson Kiwanis Youth Kamp Foundation Receives Arvest Foundation Grant

Wednesday, August 01 at 03:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

 Beatrice Johnson Kiwanis Youth Kamp Foundation will install electricity at the Kamp thanks to a $5,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

The gift was announced recently at the weekly Kiwanis meeting in Russellville. Shawn Bates, community bank president of Arvest Bank was on hand to present the check to Earl “Spud” Westmoreland, Beatrice Johnson Kiwanis Youth Kamp Foundation.

The Arvest Foundation donation to the Beatrice Johnson Kiwanis Youth Kamp Foundation will be utilized to assist with completion of a major utility project to install electricity at the Kamp.

“Thanks to a benevolent and much-appreciated grant from the Arvest Foundation, combined with other donations obtained this last year, the Beatrice Johnson Kiwanis Youth Kamp expects to finally break ground in August for our highly anticipated project to provide electricity to the Kamp,” Westmoreland said. “If your group is interested in either overnight camping or attending a Kamp day camp, please contact us by visiting our website at kampkiwanismoar.org.”

“We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support the Beatrice Johnson Kiwanis Youth Kamp Foundation who have dedicated their time to serving and educating the kids and families of the Russellville area.” Bates said. “This donation is just one of many we have made throughout the area. It demonstrates the foundation’s ongoing commitment to our local community and their families.”

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Pope County Fair Board Receives Arvest Foundation Grant

Monday, July 30 at 03:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

The Pope County (Ark.) Fair Board will be able to purchase audio and visual equipment, and perform maintenance on tractors, and other equipment to improve operations thanks to a $5,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

The gift was announced today at the Pope County Fair Grounds in Russellville. Shawn Bates, Community Bank President of Arvest Bank was on hand to present the check to Steve Rogers, Pope County Fair Board.

The Arvest Foundation donation to the Pope County Fair Board will be utilized to help purchase audio and visual equipment, maintenance needed on tractors to keep in good condition, and other equipment.

“With the generous donation from the Arvest Foundation, the Pope County Fair Association will be able to continue to improve the quality of the entertainment of the yearly fair that will be held on September 11-15, at the Pope County Fair Grounds,” stated Steve Rogers, Pope County Fair Board. “We encourage all of the River Valley citizens to make an effort to attend the fair and see the improvements made possible by donors like our friends of the Arvest Foundation. Once again, thank you very much to the Arvest Foundation!”

“We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support the Pope County Fair Board who have dedicated their time to providing and promoting livestock shows, entertainment, and fairs for all ages of the Pope County Community.” said Shawn Bates, Arvest Bank. “The Arvest Foundation wants to continue to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to our local community. We are people helping people, while putting the needs of our community and customers above all else.”

Tags: Arvest, Arvest Foundation, Fort Smith
 

Lincoln Childcare Receives Arvest Foundation

Friday, May 18 at 08:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Lincoln Childcare will be able to make the much needed capital improvements to their facility thanks to a $10,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation.


The gift was announced today at Lincoln Childcare in Fort Smith.   Sina Oden, Branch Administrator for Arvest Bank in the Fort Smith Region was on hand to present the check.

The Arvest Foundation donation to Lincoln Childcare comes at the perfect time to help the center make facility improvements to better serve this clients.

“The Arvest Foundation’s generosity will allow us to continue our mission of providing a loving, safe, and healthy learning environment for our children” said Jennifer Rudder, Executive Director of Lincoln Childcare Center. “This grant will help fill the gap in expenses so we can continue to provide quality childcare and preschool to low income families at an affordable rate.”

We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support Lincoln Childcare capital improvement needs at their facility said Sina Oden. “This donation is just one of many we have made throughout the area. It demonstrates the foundation’s ongoing commitment to organizations in our community that are making in a difference.

About the Arvest Foundation

The Arvest Foundation seeks to provide funding to grantees who are actively working to create positive change for others. Major areas of focus include: K-12 education, economic development, and enhancing the quality of life throughout the Arvest footprint. For more information, go to arvestfoundation.org

                                                            

Tags: Fort Smith
 

Arvest Bank Names Carroll SVP

Friday, December 08 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest News

Arvest Bank is pleased to announce Kristen Carroll has been named a senior vice president. 

Carroll joined Arvest in 2001 as a consumer loan officer and now serves as Arvest Private Banking Manager. In that role, she leads the private banking team, manages customer relationships and is licensed as an advisor to sell insurance and investment products. 

In addition to holding Arkansas life and health insurance licenses, Carroll also holds Series 7 and Series 66 licenses. 

Carroll currently serves as a board member and secretary for Community Services Clearinghouse, among other civic endeavors, and is a 2017 graduate of Leadership Fort Smith. 

About Arvest

Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2017, operates more than 250 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a group of 16 locally managed banks, each with its own board and management team. These banks serve customers in more than 120 communities, with extended weekday banking hours at many locations. Arvest also provides a wide range of banking services including loans, deposits, treasury management, credit cards, mortgage loans and mortgage servicing. Arvest is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC.

 

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