JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Arvest Bank announced Monday it donated $10,000 to the United Way of Northeast Arkansas.
The end-of-year donation will be used to fund several nonprofit organizations throughout the area, including the Food Bank of Northeast Arkansas, Cherry Valley Food Pantry, Helping Neighbors Food Pantry, City Youth, Mission Outreach, El Centro Hispano, and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA).
“This gift comes at a time when we are working to meet an increased need in every way that we work to serve our community,” said Nanette Heard, executive director of the United Way. “A decline in charitable giving has been a challenge for many nonprofit organizations this year, so we are very grateful to Arvest for their continued support as a community partner. This donation will be a blessing to many people in the coming months.”
“The leadership and volunteers of our local United Way chapter continue to identify, address and meet the various needs of so many people in our area,” said Kevin Hufstdler, community bank president of Arvest Bank in Northeast Arkansas. “We know they will maximize this gift to the best of their ability.”