Arvest Partners with Cotter School District for “Warriors for Hope”

Tuesday, September 30 at 05:25 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

The Cotter School District in Baxter County, Ark., will hold a spare change drive to benefit the Cotter Backpack Program and the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas. We're excited to have students help with our 1 Million Meals campaign!

YELLVILLE, Ark. — On Sept. 1, Arvest Bank announced the beginning of their 1 Million Meals initiative that challenges bank associates, customers and communities to participate in fundraising efforts and nonperishable food drives to fight hunger in the more than 120 communities the bank serves.

As part of the 1 Million Meals outreach in North Central Arkansas, Arvest has partnered with the Cotter School District. Students will be collecting spare change from Oct. 20 through Oct. 31 as a part of the school’s spare change drive “Warriors for Hope.” All donations raised by the students will go towards helping the Cotter Backpack Program and the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas fight hunger. Trena Spears with Modern Woodmen will also contribute $1,250 in matching funds to the change drive.

In addition to the change drive, Cotter schools will host a spare change collection night during the Oct. 28 basketball game versus Norfork. Any student who donates spare change will receive a “Warriors for Hope” bracelet.

“We are excited to work with Arvest Bank on their 1 Million Meals initiative,” said Don Sharp, Cotter School District superintendent. “‘Warriors for Hope’ is a great way to introduce our students to the importance of community service. By contributing spare change to the ‘Warriors for Hope’ change drive, our students are learning to give back and are also helping local, hungry families.”

First and second place classes in kindergarten through sixth grade will receive a cookout provided by Arvest, as will the first and second place classes seventh through twelfth grade.

For more information about 1 Million Meals, visit arvest.com/millionmeals.

Tags: 1 Million Meals, Arkansas, Charitable Giving, Community Support, North Central Arkansas, Press Release
 

Espresso Yourself with Our Coffee Debit Card!

Monday, September 29 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest News

“Espresso” yourself with our coffee debit card every time you make a purchase! Our coffee debit card is free to new and existing customers Sept. 29 – Oct. 4, 2014, in honor of National Coffee Day on Sept. 29! The origin of National Coffee Day is unknown, but what is known is the large number of passionate drinkers of this caffeinated beverage. The Unites States alone has 100 million daily coffee drinkers!*
 
When you order a coffee debit card during this promotion, Arvest will donate $1 (equivalent to five meals) to feed the local hungry. Visit arvest.com/millionmeals to learn more about how we’re joining with the community to help our neighbors in need.

To order your card, call (866) 952-9523 or stop in your nearby Arvest Bank. You’ll get a pseudo caffeinated boost every time you open your wallet!

Available for use with checking accounts only; $50 minimum deposit required to open an account.
*Static Brain:
http://www.statisticbrain.com/coffee-drinking-statistics/

Tags: 1 Million Meals, Debit Cards
 

Branch Hours Changing in Oklahoma City Area

Thursday, September 25 at 07:50 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Starting Monday, Oct. 6 some Arvest Bank branches in the Oklahoma City area will have revised hours. Below is a list of area branches with the current hours on the left and the new hours underlined on the right.

OKC NORMAN EAST                                                       

Downtown Norman: 200 E. Main, Norman, OK 73069
Drive in: 222 E. Comanche, Norman, OK 73069
Lobby Hours:      M-F 8-5         Sat. Closed    No change
Drive in Hours:   M-F 7:30-8    Sat. 8-1           M-F 7-7    Sat. No change

East: 1375 S.E. 12th Ave. Norman, OK 73071
Lobby Hours:       M-F 8-8         Sat. 8-1      M-F 8-6    Sat. 9-1
Drive in Hours:    M-F 7:30-8    Sat. 8-1      M-F 7-7    Sat.  9-1

East Supercenter: 601 N.E. 12th Ave., Norman, OK 73071
Lobby Hours:   M-F 9-8    Sat. 9-4      M-F   9-7    Sat.  No change

OKC NORMAN WEST                                                     

West: 3615 W. Main, Norman, OK 73072
Lobby Hours:      M-F 8-8         Sat. 8-1    M-F  8-6    Sat. 9-1
Drive in Hours:   M-F 7:30-8    Sat. 8-1    M-F  7-7    Sat. 9-1

Lindsey: 1355 W. Lindsey, Norman, OK 73069
Lobby Hours:      M-F 8-8         Sat. 8-1     M-F 8-6    Sat. 9-1
Drive in Hours:   M-F 7:30-8    Sat. 8-1     M-F 7-7    Sat. 9-1

West Supercenter: 333 N. Interstate Dr., Norman, OK 73072
Lobby Hours:   M-F 9-8    Sat. 9-4    M-F 9-7    Sat. No change

Tecumseh: 3601 W. Tecumseh Rd, Norman, OK 73072
Lobby Hours:       M-F 8-8         Sat. 8-1    M-F  8-6   Sat. 9-1
Drive in Hours:    M-F 7:30-8    Sat. 8-1    M-F 7-7    Sat. 9-1

OKC METRO NORTH                                                      

Memorial: 4301 W. Memorial, Oklahoma City, OK 73134
Lobby Hours:       M-F 8-6    Sat. 8-1    M-F No Change    Sat. 9-1
Drive in Hours:    M-F 7-8    Sat. 8-1    M-F 7-7                   Sat. 9-1

Warr Acres: 7800 N.W. Expressway, Oklahoma City, OK 73132
Lobby Hours:    M-F 9-8    Sat. 9-4    M-F 9-7    Sat. No change

Belle Isle: 1801 Belle Isle Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73118
Lobby Hours:    M-F 9-8    Sat. 9-4    M-F  9-7    Sat. No change

Deep Fork: 5621 N. Classen Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73118                       
Lobby Hours:    M-F 8-5    Closed Sat.    No change

OKC METRO SOUTH                                                      

South: 9350 S. Western, Oklahoma City, OK 73139
Lobby Hours:       M-F 8-8    Sat. 8-1    M-F  8-6    Sat. 9-1
Drive in Hours:    M-F 7-8    Sat. 8-1    M-F  7-7    Sat. 9-1

Moore: 824 S.E. 4th St., Moore, OK 73160
Lobby Hours:       M-F 8-8         Sat. 8-1    M-F  8-6    Sat. 9-1
Drive in Hours:    M-F 7:30-8    Sat. 8-1    M-F 7-7     Sat. 9-1

Santa Fe: 2101 S. Santa Fe Ave., Moore, OK 73160
Lobby Hours:       M-F 8-8         Sat. 8-1    M-F  8-6    Sat. 9-1
Drive in Hours:    M-F 7:30-8    Sat. 8-1    M-F 7-7     Sat. 9-1

OKC METRO WEST                                                        

Reno Supercenter: 6100 W. Reno, Oklahoma City, OK 73127
Lobby Hours:    M-F 9-8    Sat. 9-4    M-F 9-7    Sat. No change

Yukon: 1051 S. Cornwell, Yukon, OK 73099
Lobby Hours:       M-F 8-8         Sat. 8-1    M-F  8-6    Sat. 9-1
Drive in Hours:    M-F 7:30-8    Sat. 8-1    M-F 7-7     Sat. 9-1

OKC METRO EAST                                                        

Del City: 4600 S.E. 29th St., Del City, OK 73115
Lobby Hours:       M-F 8-6    Sat. 8-1    M-F No change    Sat. 9-1
Drive in Hours:    M-F 7-8    Sat. 8-1    M-F 7-7                  Sat. 9-1

Choctaw: 14900 S.E. 29th, Choctaw, OK 73020
Lobby Hours:      M-F 8-8     Sat. 8-1    M-F  8-6    Sat. 9-1  
Drive in Hours:    M-F 7-8    Sat. 8-1    M-F  7-7    Sat. 9-1

Midwest City: 1900 S Douglas Blvd., Midwest City, OK 73130
Lobby Hours:       M-F 8-6         Sat. 8-1    M-F No change    Sat. 9-1
Drive in Hours:    M-F 7:30-8    Sat. 8-1    M-F 7-7                  Sat. 9-1

OKC METRO CENTRAL                                                  

Lincoln: 3900 N. Lincoln, Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Lobby Hours:       M-F 8-8    Sat. 8-1    M-F 8-6    Sat. 9-1  
Drive in Hours:    M-F 7-8    Sat. 8-1    M-F 7-7    Sat. 9-1

OKC Park: 210 Park Ave., Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Lobby Hours:    M-F 8-5    Closed Sat.    No change

OKC EDMOND                                                                

Edmond Road: 1501 W. Edmond Rd., Edmond, OK 73003
Lobby Hours:       M-F 8-8    Sat. 8-1    M-F  8-6    Sat. 9-1  
Drive in Hours:    M-F 7-8    Sat. 8-1     M-F 7-7    Sat. 9-1

Danforth Supercenter: 2200 W. Danforth Rd., Edmond, OK 73003
Lobby Hours:    M-F 9-8    Sat. 9-4    M-F 9-7    Sat. No change     

Bryant: 1301 E. 2nd St., Edmond, OK 73034
Lobby Hours:    M-F 9-8    Sat. 8-4    M-F 9-7    Sat. No change     

OKC N. Penn: 2025 Sonoma Park Dr., Edmond, OK 73013
Lobby Hours:       M-F 8-8    Sat. 8-1    M-F  8-6    Sat. 9-1  
Drive in Hours:    M-F 7-8    Sat. 8-1    M-F 7-7     Sat. 9-1

Kingston Park: 1133 N. Bryant Ave, Edmond, OK 73034
Lobby Hours:       M-F 8-8    Sat. 8-1    M-F  8-6    Sat. 9-1  
Drive in Hours:    M-F 7-8    Sat. 8-1    M-F 7-7    Sat. 9-1

STILLWATER

Stillwater W. 6th: 5215 W. 6th Ave, Stillwater, OK 73074 
Lobby Hours:       M-F 8-6    Sat. 8-1    M-F No change    Sat. 9-1  
Drive in Hours:    M-F 7-6    Sat. 8-1    M-F No change    Sat. 9-1
   
Stillwater N. Main: 524 N. Main St, Stillwater, OK 73074
Lobby Hours:       M-F 8-8    Sat. 8-1    M-F  8-6    Sat. 9-1          
Drive in Hours:    M-F 7-8    Sat. 8-1    M-F 7-7    Sat. 9-1

We look forward to continue serving our valued customers in the Oklahoma City area.

Tags: Hours, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City
 

Samaritan Community Center – Our Partner in Fighting Hunger

Thursday, September 25 at 07:35 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Samaritan Community Center has become a vital resource to Northwest Arkansas neighbors experiencing economic, emotional and spiritual distress. The center was established in 1989 by Fellowship Bible Church of Northwest Arkansas as a small food pantry and clothing ministry in a one-room facility in Rogers, Ark.

By June 2002, the center became a stand-alone, 501(c)(3) nonprofit comprehensive community service organization with a mission to serve the hurting and hungry of Northwest Arkansas. In 2003, Fellowship Bible Church gifted Samaritan Community Center a 19,000 square foot building (the current Rogers facility) located on four acres in northern Rogers. A second location in Springdale opened in May 2004 with a primary focus of serving those in need within the Washington County area.

Today, both the Rogers and Springdale centers, the food pantries, cafés, kids’ programs (SnackPacks for Kids, BackPacks for Kids, Middle School Mini-Meals) and health clinics (medical and dental) serve over 250,000 people annually in Benton, Washington, Madison and Carroll counties of Arkansas.

One thing that distinguishes the Samaritan Community Center* from other local community service organizations is the focus on providing healthier food options through feeding programs as part of the statewide effort to reduce obesity, especially in at-risk populations. These efforts include the development of a community garden, the nutritional review of food items included in SnackPacks for Kids and Middle School Mini-Meals programs (and substitution of healthier alternatives when financially feasible), and the offering of Cooking Matters nutritional cooking classes through the Samaritan Market program in the fall of 2014.

Samaritan Community Center employs a total of 61 staff (26 full time and 35 part time) to oversee administration and program management of the center and resale stores. However, Samaritan Community Center is primarily a volunteer-driven organization and depends heavily on approximately 300 community volunteers each month to run all of the program services.

Connect with Samaritan Community Center on their website, Facebook,* Twitter* and YouTube.*

To learn more about 1 Million Meals, visit arvest.com/millionmeals.

You can make a donation through any of the following methods:

  • Donate via Phone – Customers can make a $1 (or more) donation by calling (866) 952-9523.
  • Donate via Mail – Mail a check to Arvest Bank Operations, ATTN: 1MM, PO Box 799, Lowell, AR 72745. Include 1 Million Meals in the memo line of the check.
  • Purchase a Paper Can – Purchase a 1 Million Meals paper can for $1 at any Arvest Bank branch. Each paper can purchased funds five meals. Donations of larger amounts also accepted.
  • Drop Off Food Items – All Arvest Bank branch locations will be accepting nonperishable food items. Donated items will be delivered to local food partners for distribution.

Arvest will donate on your behalf if you:

  • “Like” or "Share" a 1 Million Meals post on Arvest’s Facebook page.* Arvest will donate $1 on your behalf for every Facebook "like" or "share," resulting in five more meals toward the overall goal of one million meals.
  • "Follow" Arvest on Pinterest. If you follow Arvest Bank on Pinterest,* then Arvest will donate $1, which equals five meals, on your behalf.
  • "Retweet" our 1 Million Meals tweets from @ArvestBank* on designated promotion days – Sept. 19 and Oct. 10. For every retweet on those days, we’ll donate $1, or five meals, to your neighbors in need.

Links marked with * go to a third-party site not operated or endorsed by Arvest Bank, an FDIC-insured institution.

Tags: 1 Million Meals, Arkansas, Arvest Benton County, Charitable Giving, Community Support
 

Friday Financial Forum Sept. 26 in Bartlesville, Okla.

Thursday, September 25 at 07:05 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Join us Friday, Sept. 26, at 10 a.m. for our Friday Financial Forum. We’ll meet in the Friday Forum Room at Arvest's Eastside Branch located at 4225 Southeast Adams Rd., Bartlesville, Okla.

Every Friday we invite customers like you to attend our one-hour Financial Forum. This Friday, we're pleased to welcome our guest speaker all the way from LA (Lowell, Ark.!) -- Scott Phillips, Chief Investment Officer of Arvest Bank

What else you can expect at the event:

  • News: "The Scoop" about businesses coming, going and expanding in Bartlesville (Amelya Wilmott, Arvest Bank)
  • Information: Community leaders share topical, local and state information (Sen. John Ford, Rep. Earl Sears and city councilman Mike McGrew)
  • Updates: Arvest provides current economy and stock market trends (Josh Randoph, Arvest Bank)
  • Hilarious Anecdotes: Jim Bohnsack, Arvest Bank

We look forward to having you join us! There is no need to RSVP; just join us if you can! If you have any questions about the event, please contact Amelya Wilmott at (918) 337-4358.

Tags: Bartlesville, Community Support, Oklahoma

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