Share Your Oklahoma State Park Pics for Chance to Win

Monday, May 22 at 07:45 AM
Category: Arvest Community News
Do you love Oklahoma scenery as much as we do?! We’re running a contest May 22-29, 2017, so we can enjoy these sites with you! Post a picture on Facebook or/and Instagram of yourself, a family member or a friend visiting an Oklahoma State Park and tag it with #arvestlovesokparks! If you’ve already got a picture at an Oklahoma State Park posted to Facebook or Instagram, then just add #arvestlovesokparks to enter it for a prize! Enter as many pictures as you like! 

One winner on Facebook and one winner on Instagram will each win a made in Oklahoma gift basket! To be eligible to win, Facebook and Instagram posts need to be public when winners are selected on May 30, 2017. Entrants are only eligible to win one of the two prizes. 
 
We’re proud of the beautiful sites to see in Oklahoma which is why we recently released six debit card designs featuring images from throughout the state including: Beavers Bend, Boiling Springs, Lake Murray, Osage Hills, Robbers Cave and Roman Nose. The cards are available to new and current Arvest Bank customers at any bank location across Oklahoma, as well as the communities the bank serves in Arkansas, Kansas and Missouri. View these new card designs on our website.  
 
Arvest associates and their immediate family members are not eligible to win. Immediate family is defined as any spouse, parent, child or sibling, along with any other family member living in the Arvest associate’s home. 

Tags: Bartlesville, Debit Cards, Lawton, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Shawnee, Southwest Oklahoma, Tulsa
 

Winners of We Love OK Teachers Campaign!

Monday, November 07 at 06:45 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

We’re pleased to announce the 25 winners from across Oklahoma for our We Love OK Teachers campaign! Each winner will receive $500 to be used for classroom needs!

The winners are:
  • Larissa Duggar – Dewey Elementary School (Dewey, Okla.)
  • Stephanie Walker – Will Rogers Elementary School (McAlester, Okla.)
  • Rhonda Ernst – Hoover Elementary School (Tulsa, Okla.)
  • Jana Patterson – Union High School (Tulsa, Okla.)
  • Kimberly McKinley – Central High School (Tulsa, Okla.)
  • Michele Hofschulte-Colvin – Muskogee High School (Muskogee, Okla.)
  • Chrissy Waldhor – Greenwood Elementary School (Tahlequah, Okla.)
  • Crystal Wyatt – Pioneer Elementary School (Chickasha, Okla.)
  • David Leu – Empire Elementary School (Duncan, Okla.)
  • Faye Gregg – Elgin Middle School (Elgin, Okla.)
  • Sandy Sharkey – Crosby Park Elementary School (Lawton, Okla.) 
  • Denis Hoodenpyle Tulloh – Walters Elementary School (Walters, Okla.)
  • Jennifer Crosthwaite – Skyline Elementary School (Stillwater, Okla.)
  • Tim Pounds – Yukon High School (Yukon, Okla.)
  • Hailey Couch – Madison Elementary School (Norman, Okla.)
  • Mary Foreman – Northern Hills Elementary School (Edmond, Okla.)
  • Barbara Hurst – Horace Mann Elementary School (Oklahoma City, Okla.)
  • Sherri Bruce – Jarman Junior High School (Oklahoma City, Okla.)
  • Amy Fulbright – Indian Meridian Elementary School (Choctaw, Okla.)
  • Robbie Merrell – South Rock Creek Public School (Shawnee, Okla.)
  • Melissa Sadler – Grove High School (Grove, Okla.)
  • Jessica Trujillo – Jay Elementary School (Jay, Okla.)
  • Marlo Krug – Kansas Elementary School (Kansas, Okla.) 
  • Kim Davidson – Peavine Elementary School (Stillwell, Okla.)
  • Becky Cain – Westville Elementary School (Westville, Okla.)
The Arvest initiative to honor educators from a pool of more than 45 communities throughout the state by awarding more than $10,000 in prize money was launched on Oct. 17. Nominations were accepted via the Arvest Bank Facebook page. The awards come at a time when many school budgets across the state have been cut.

Towns included in the campaign were: Adair, Ada, Bartlesville, Bixby, Broken Arrow, Catoosa, Chickasha, Choctaw, Choteau, Coweta, Del City, Dewey, Duncan, Edmond, Elgin, Eufaula, Ft. Gibson, Glenpool, Grove, Jay, Jenks, Kansas, Lawton, McAlester, Moore, Muskogee, Norman, Nowata, Oklahoma City, Okmulgee, Owasso, Midwest City, Porter, Pryor, Sand Springs, Sapulpa, Shawnee, Stillwater, Stilwell, Tahlequah, Tulsa, Vinita, Wagoner, Walters, Westville and Yukon.

Thank you to these deserving teachers for being special educators in their communities!
 
Tags: Bartlesville, Community Support, Duncan, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Shawnee, Southwest Oklahoma, Tulsa
 

Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma – 1 Million Meals Food Partner

Wednesday, September 09 at 06:05 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank is proud to partner with 50+ organizations, including the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, in the bank’s fifth annual 1 Million Meals initiative to raise one million meals for the food insecure in the 120+ communities the bank serves. 

WHO: Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.* Connect with them on Facebook* and Twitter.*

WHERE: 53 central and western Oklahoma counties.

WHAT: Established in 1980, the Regional Food Bank is the largest private domestic hunger-relief organization in the state of Oklahoma. Last fiscal year, the nonprofit distributed 47.8 million pounds of food and products through a network of nearly 1,200 charitable feeding programs and schools in 53 central and western Oklahoma counties. The Regional Food Bank provides enough food to feed more than 110,000 people each week, 37 percent of which are children. The majority of those served by the Regional Food Bank are children, seniors living on fixed incomes and hardworking families who cannot make ends meet.  

WHEN: Arvest Bank is accepting donations of both food and funds Sept. 2 – Oct. 31, 2015. Donations will be distributed to local food partners. 

WHY: Oklahoma consistently ranks among the hungriest states in America. According to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma’s website, one in four children in Oklahoma struggles with hunger every day.

HOW: 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, P.O. 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 $1 on your behalf if you:
Links marked with * go to a third-party site not operated or endorsed by Arvest Bank, an FDIC-insured institution.
 
Tags: 1 Million Meals, Community Support, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Shawnee
 

The Salvation Army – Our Partner in Fighting Hunger

Wednesday, September 10 at 03:50 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

The Salvation Army is currently one of the largest emergency food organizations in the world. The Salvation Army has been a part of Shawnee, Okla., since 1903 and Ada, Okla., since 1938. But, its roots date back to 1865 when William Booth, an ordained Methodist minister, started The Christian Mission in London to feed the hungry, provide shelter to the homeless and rehabilitate alcoholics. Twelve years later, the name changed to the Salvation Army, which has grown to be a familiar name to millions all over the world. In particular, the Salvation Army centers its efforts on the most vulnerable citizens, like seniors and children who are struggling to afford the most basic necessities of life.

Most of the Salvation Army’s programs are designed to involve community volunteers and effectively meet community needs. Volunteers from all walks of life strongly support The Salvation Army in almost all of its activities. The time and commitment of volunteers is essential to the success of the organization.

Volunteers are needed daily in Ada in the family store to help sort donations and to place items on the floor to sell. Also, volunteers are needed to help sort canned goods, make food baskets, ring bells at Christmas, and help with the Angel Tree – both packaging and distributing items for families in need.  Donations of time, money and gifts-in-kind are appreciated.

Arvest Bank is proud to hold the kick-off ceremony each year for the Angel Tree and the Red Kettle collection with a reception open to the community in Shawnee. Volunteers also ring bells at the post office to collect funds for the kettle drive.

Visit the Salvation Army of Ada online* to learn more about the organization.
 
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, Charitable Giving, Community Support, Oklahoma, Shawnee
 

1 Million Meals Food Partner Spotlight: The Salvation Army

Thursday, September 12 at 09:10 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

In 1865 William Booth, an ordained Methodist minister, started The Christian Mission in London to feed the hungry, provide shelter to the homeless and rehabilitation for alcoholics. Twelve years later, the name changed to the Salvation Army, which has grown to be a familiar name to millions all over the world.

As of 2013, the Salvation Army is one of the largest emergency-food organizations in the world. The Salvation Army has been a part of Shawnee, Okla., since 1903 and Ada, Okla., since 1938. In particular, the Salvation Army centers its efforts on the most vulnerable citizens, like seniors and children who are struggling to afford the most basic necessities of life.

Many residents of Shawnee, Ada and the surrounding area have very difficult choices to make when financial hardship strikes. They can either choose to fix a car, pay a medical bill, buy food or diapers, or keep the gas or electricity turned on. The goal of the Salvation Army is to help people minimize the pain of making these choices by eliminating some of the hardships, like buying food or diapers. 

The Salvation Army owes its strength of service to the diversification of programs. Most of these programs are designed to involve community volunteers effectively to meet community needs. Volunteers from all walks of life strongly support The Salvation Army in almost all of its activities. The time and commitment of volunteers is essential to the success of the organization.

In Ada, volunteers are needed daily in the family store to help sort donations and to place items on the floor to sell. Also, volunteers are needed to help sort canned goods, make food baskets, ring bells at Christmas, and help with the Angel Tree – both packaging and distributing items for families in need.  Donations of time, money and gifts-in-kind are appreciated.

In Shawnee, Arvest Bank is proud to hold the kick-off ceremony each year for the Angel Tree and Kettle collection with a reception open to the community. Volunteers also ring bells at the post office to collect funds for the kettle drive.

Visit the Salvation Army of Ada online* to learn more about them.

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

You can donate to 1 Million Meals in the following ways:

  • Call (866) 952-9523 to have the money debited from your account (only available to customers).
  • Visit your nearest Arvest Bank to make monetary or food donations.
  • Mail a check to Arvest Bank, P.O. Box 1640, Lowell, AR 72745. Include 1 Million Meals in the memo line of the check.

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

Tags: 1 Million Meals, Charitable Giving, Community Support, Oklahoma, Shawnee

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