Lori Dryer Feeds Her Neighbors – People Helping People Series

Monday, April 10 at 10:30 AM
Category: Arvest Community News
When Lori Dryer agreed to become the director of her local food pantry in 2008, she knew the task would be overwhelming. Since then the food pantry has evolved from providing emergency groceries to also providing a clothing closet and a place to receive personal hygiene products. The biggest addition is the home cooked meal provided each week to meet the growing problem of food insecurity in Lori's Tulsa, Okla., community. Lori recognizes she can’t solve everyone’s problems, but watch how she does what she can.

Lori’s story is part of Arvest Bank’s People Helping People series featuring citizens giving back to their community. Check out other outstanding community members doing their part.

Keep an eye on our social media channels for videos highlighting the good works of dedicated citizens in the communities Arvest Bank serves.   

Tags: Charitable Giving, Community Support, Oklahoma, People Helping People, Tulsa
 

David McIntosh Volunteers in ER – People Helping People Series

Monday, March 20 at 11:10 AM
Category: Arvest Community News
Retirement can be a time to relax and enjoy a slower pace of life. But for David McIntosh, retirement is busier than ever! 

After 26 years teaching anatomy and physiology at a university and being in biological sciences, David now volunteers at a hospital in Bartlesville, Okla., working in the emergency room. The support he provides changing linens, stocking supply shelves, running errands and jumping in to assist where needed, helps ensure the patients get the best care possible. Watch how David’s not letting retirement slow him down.

David’s story is part of Arvest Bank’s People Helping People series featuring citizens giving back to their community. 

Keep an eye on our social media channels for videos highlighting the good works of dedicated citizens in the communities Arvest Bank serves.   

Tags: Bartlesville, Charitable Giving, Community Support, Oklahoma, People Helping People
 

Sonya Jones Styles Hair for Women in Need – People Helping People Series

Wednesday, March 08 at 07:45 AM
Category: Arvest Community News
Sonya Jones never thought when she lost her job it would turn into something that would impact women in her community.

Sonya’s life experiences led her to start the BUS program - Building Up Sisters. BUS helps women going through difficult situations build confidence by providing them free hair care services and mentoring along their journey. Watch Sonya in action!

Sonya’s story is part of Arvest Bank’s People Helping People series featuring citizens giving back to their community. 

Keep an eye on our social media channels for videos highlighting the good works of dedicated citizens in the communities Arvest Bank serves.   
 

Tags: Charitable Giving, Community Support, Oklahoma, People Helping People, Tulsa
 

Malinda McSpadden Feeds Hungry – People Helping People Series

Thursday, February 16 at 01:40 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Malinda McSpadden has found a niche with helping to feed the hungry – delivering food to people’s homes. 

"We figured out several years ago that we would have to deliver to really get it to the people who really need it," McSpadden said in regards to the Thanksgiving meal she served to over 200 Alma, Ark., residents in 2016. But, she doesn’t stop there. Malinda also focuses her volunteering efforts on young families.

To learn how Malinda helps feed the hungry and build up young families, read her story at the Times Record*. 

Malinda’s story is part of Arvest Bank’s People Helping People series featuring citizens giving back to their community. 

Keep an eye on our social media channels for more stories highlighting the good works of dedicated citizens in the communities Arvest Bank serves. 

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

Tags: Arkansas, Community Support, Fort Smith, People Helping People
 

Gable Sloan Bakes for Charity – People Helping People Series

Monday, January 16 at 04:10 PM
Category: Arvest Community News
Gable Sloan, now a sixth grader, found her passion for baking when she was 7 years old. She realized her passion could turn into something bigger – a business selling her baked goods. While most kids might spend their money, Gable wanted to do more with her earnings. She started donating her money to different charities. Gable has awarded one scholarship and plans to award another scholarship to a graduating high school senior this year. By the time she’s 18, Gable hopes to raise $100,000 for different charities and scholarship funds! Watch Gable in action.

Gable’s story is part of Arvest Bank’s People Helping People series featuring citizens giving back to their community. 

Keep an eye on our social media channels for both videos and written stories highlighting the good works of dedicated citizens in the communities Arvest Bank serves.  

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

Tags: Arkansas, Charitable Giving, College, Community Support, Fayetteville, People Helping People
 

Gary Townzen Provides Coats for Kids – People Helping People Series

Friday, January 06 at 11:50 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Gary Townzen was shocked children would have to go without a coat in the middle of winter, so he set out to address the need. He started with donations from his barber shop customers, friends and civic groups. Now, 20 years later, he’s gathered and distributed more than 14,000 coats! See the excitement kids experience when they receive a coat from Gary.

If you have a coat to donate, feel free to drop it off at Gary's barber shop, Townzen Barber Shop, located at 104 S. 1st St., Rogers, Ark.

Gary’s story is part of Arvest Bank’s People Helping People series featuring citizens giving back to their community. 

Keep an eye on our social media channels for both videos and written stories highlighting the good works of dedicated citizens in the communities Arvest Bank serves.  

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

Tags: Community Support, People Helping People

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