As part of its continued commitment to caring for communities, Carter Bank & Trust donated $18,000 to the American Red Cross on behalf of its more than 650 associates and 132,000 customers to help with disaster relief in the wake of Hurricane Ian.
The $18,000 will support 10 American Red Cross Disaster Relief Agents for 12 days, by helping cover the costs of their travel, lodging, food and supplies, so they can focus on helping communities start to heal.
“At Carter Bank & Trust, our associates volunteer their time, talents and money to support organizations throughout our footprint, in an effort to carry out our mission statement of ‘Caring is what we’ll always do best,” Chief Executive Officer Litz Van Dyke said. “By making this donation, we’re not only helping others in a time of need, but also recognizing those contributions our associates make every day.”
In addition to providing disaster relief for areas impacted by Hurricane Ian, Carter Bank & Trust supports the American Red Cross in many ways, including supporting the annual Help Can’t Wait campaign, along with donating $10 to the Red Cross for every new checking account opened online, through the Bank’s CARE Forward program.
“Carter Bank & Trust truly lives out its values of compassion and care through its investment in local communities and beyond,” Adam Spencer, American Red Cross regional philanthropy senior officer said. “The American Red Cross is proud to have Carter Bank & Trust as a valued partner in carrying out our mission of alleviating human suffering in the face of emergencies.
“Thank you, Carter Bank & Trust, for the many ways you advance the Red Cross mission by rolling up your sleeves, volunteering, showing care to veterans, and giving financially to disaster relief.”
For more information on how to support the Red Cross’ Hurricane Relief efforts visit https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation.html/.