Heritage Bank announced last week it will accept donations to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund to help people in New York City and Washington, D.C. immediately affected by the terrorist attacks Sept. 11.
Banks across Iowa are joining together to accept financial donations to help the victims of the attacks, and donations will be accepted through Nov. 1, 2001.
All money collected will be donated to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.
"We're helping the Red Cross because it is the right thing to do," Randy Wilkinson, president of Heritage Bank, said. "Iowans traditionally have helped their fellow countrymen in need. Iowa banks touch every community and almost every household in our state. We believe that Iowa banks can provide an efficient and effective channel to collect needed dollars for relief."
Bank customers are encouraged to donate money at their local bank. Questions may be directed to Heritage Bank, the local American Red Cross chapter or to the Iowa Bankers Association (IBA) at 1-800-532-1423.
The Iowa Bankers Association is the voice of financial services for the state. It is the state's largest and most significant financial services association serving 93 percent of the banks and thrifts in the state of Iowa.
The IBA assists its members by providing services in education, regulation compliance, government relations, marketing and information services.