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Oklahoma Bankers Foundation donation to help rebuild Moore

As Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity continues its efforts to provide assistance to victims of the May 2013 tornadoes, it continues to depend on community support. Through the Oklahoma Bankers Foundation, community banks in Oklahoma and the nation presented Central Oklahoma Habitat of Humanity with a check for $30,127.96.

“As community banks, our first instinct is to take care of our communities,” said David Cook, Oklahoma Bankers Association chairman. “When the tornadoes hit Oklahoma, banks had no hesitation to reach out and help. It is an honor to be able to make a large donation to Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity so they can continue to help families start fresh with new homes.”

Cook presented the check to Ann Felton Gilliland, Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity chairman and CEO, and Gary Houghton, Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity treasurer, at the October OBA board meeting.

Following the May tornadoes, the Oklahoma Bankers Foundation received donations totaling $202,457.43 from community banks in Oklahoma and across the nation. The donation to Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity is what remains after donations were made directly to victims through OBA member banks.

The OBA conducts more than 70 educational programs and seminars each year, which reach more than 5,000 bankers across the state. The Association represents approximately 230 banks across the state and serves as the primary advocate for the banking industry. It's also heavily involved in fraud training and prevention as well as legal and compliance services and communications for its member banks.

 

 

 

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