Bank directs immediate funds for emergency meals, assisting senior citizens and reentering the workforce programs
Phoenix, Ariz. (April 21, 2020) – Arizona Bank & Trust announced contributions totaling $100,000 to support nonprofit organizations in our communities that are leading the response to challenges created by COVID-19. The Arizona-based bank will make significant contributions to the St. Vincent de Paul’s Family Relief Fund, Chicanos Por La Causa and Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona. This latest community outreach follows earlier announcements about the bank’s comprehensive COVID-19 response measures centered around financial relief for clients and employee safety.
“Arizona Bank & Trust is contributing to nonprofit organizations where we live and work,” said Bill Callahan, CEO of Arizona Bank & Trust. “These nonprofits are primarily focused on providing food, support for Arizona’s elderly population and tools for those who are seeking to reenter Arizona’s workforce. We are so appreciative for the services each recipient is providing to the community during this time. By supporting their efforts, we hope to touch even more Arizonans in their time of need and assist them in staying healthy and safe.”
Arizona Bank & Trust is proud to make contributions to the following organizations:
$50,000 for St. Vincent de Paul’s Family Relief Fund
Arizona Bank & Trust will contribute $50,000 to the St. Vincent de Paul’s Family Relief Fund. These funds will go to helping support families impacted by the COVID-19 crisis All donations will help provide food boxes, warm meals, and rent/utility bill assistance to help stabilize families.
"I can’t tell you how grateful we are to Arizona Bank & Trust and your extraordinary gift to help us during this very difficult time dealing with the coronavirus.", said Steve Zabilski, Executive Director of St. Vincent de Paul Phoenix. "We had to completely re-engineer our operations. But the point is still the same. We are feeding people with care, dignity and love. We can do that because of the wonderful people and the generosity from Arizona Bank & Trust!"
$25,000 for Chicanos Por La Causa
Chicanos Por La Causa is an all-encompassing organization for the underserved. Their vibrant community presence spans a comprehensive range of bilingual and bi-cultural services in Health & Human Services, Housing, Education, and Economic Development. As one of the largest community development corporations in Arizona, they are focused on individuals and families with low to moderate - income levels and complement our services with cultural and linguistic competencies. Arizona Bank & Trust will contribute $25,000 for the growing necessities and demands during this hard time.
$25,000 for Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona
Arizona Bank & Trust will be contributing $25,000 to the Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona – Career Service program. Goodwill’s mission is to end poverty through the power of work and they do this by offering no cost career development, training and education services to our community. Now more than ever, our community needs their services to get back to work.
Julie Dunnigan Executive Director said, “This funding will allow us to implement new and further initiatives to help Arizonans get through this crisis as soon as possible. Thank you once again for your support of our mission of empowering individuals, strengthening families and building stronger communities.”
Arizona Bank & Trust Part of $1.2 Million Community Outreach Initiative
Heartland Financial USA, Inc., the holding company of Arizona Bank & Trust and 10 other regional banks across the United States, is contributing a total of $1.2 million to COVID-19 community relief programs. The outreach is directed at supporting families and businesses across 12 states impacted by the crisis.
Keeping Our Employee Team Safe
Arizona Bank & Trust continues to adapt our operations to the evolving environment. This has included having much of our workforce working remotely from home, modifying bank lobby access, restricting employee travel and group meetings, and intensifying the cleaning regiments of all our locations. Arizona Bank & Trust has also implemented a premium pay increase of 20% for its hourly customer-facing bank branch employees and customer service representatives in our call centers. The bank has also committed to cover all COVID-19 related testing and treatment costs for its primary healthcare plan participants.
About Heartland Financial USA, Inc.
Heartland Financial USA, Inc. is a diversified financial services company with assets of $13.2 billion. The company provides banking, mortgage, private client, investment and insurance services to individuals and businesses. Heartland currently has 114 banking locations serving 83 communities in Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Arizona, Arizona, Montana, Colorado, Minnesota, Kansas, Missouri, Texas and California. Additional information about Heartland Financial USA, Inc. is available at www.htlf.com.