Southwest Missouri Bank

May 24, 2011                                                            NEWS RELEASE

Southwest Missouri Bank Will Donate to Red Cross


Springfield, MO


          The Greater Ozarks Chapter of the American Red Cross is pleased to announce that Southwest Missouri Bank has set up a tornado relief account.  The bank has made an initial donation of $10,000 into this account, and the money will be given to the chapter to be used in Joplin to help the tornado victims. 


            The bank’s customers will be informed of this account and are welcome to make donations into it.  It is titled Southwest Missouri Bank – Red Cross Tornado Relief. 


            The staff and volunteers of the chapter would like to acknowledge the generosity of the bank and thank them for their thoughtfulness.  Their contribution is greatly appreciated.     




You can help people affected by disasters, like the recent Missouri floods and tornadoes, 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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