Great Southern Bank helps Red Cross

May 23, 2011                                                                        NEWS RELEASE

Great Southern Bank Helps Red Cross


Springfield, MO —  Great Southern Bank’s Joplin facilities located at 1232 S Rangeline and 1710 E 32nd, are open for business today following Sunday evening’s devastating storms. All customer accounts are accessible and safe deposit boxes are secure. 


Great Southern Bank locations throughout Southwest Missouri, Eastern Kansas and Northwest Arkansas will serve as a public donation site for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. Customers and the general public can drop off monetary donations (cash or check) at any Great Southern Bank location. Your gift enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to victims of this disaster.

In addition, Great Southern is contributing $10,000 to the American Red Cross in support of recovery efforts in the Joplin area.


Great Southern Bank is also encouraging their employees as well as community members to donate blood in response to the Code Red Alert issued for Type O Negative Blood by Community Blood Center of the Ozarks. For more information, please visit or your local blood bank.


With total assets of $3.5 billion, Great Southern offers banking, investment, insurance and travel services. Headquartered in Springfield, Mo., Great Southern operates 76 retail banking centers and more than 200 ATMs in Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas Iowa, and Nebraska. Great Southern Bancorp is a public company and its common stock (ticker: GSBC) is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select stock exchange.




You can help people affected by disasters, like the recent Missouri tornado, by donating to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. On those rare occasions when donations exceed Red Cross expenses for a specific disaster, contributions are used to prepare for and serve victims of other disasters. Your gift enables the Red Cross to provide shelter, food, counseling and other assistance to victims of all disasters. You may also call 1-800-REDCROSS or 1-800-257-7575 (Spanish) or mail your donation, to the American Red Cross, P.O. Box 37243, Washington DC 20013.  Internet users can make a secure online donation by visiting






Joann Moore

Public Relations/Fundraising

American Red Cross

1545 N. West Bypass

Springfield, MO  65803

417-832-9500, ext. 107

Fax 417-866-3649




Floods are among the most frequent and costly natural disasters. Conditions that cause floods include heavy or steady rain for several hours or days that saturates the ground. Flash floods occur suddenly due to rapidly rising water along a stream or low-lying area.

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