Farmers Bank & Trust is kicking off a “HEART of the Red, White, and Blue” military care package drive this summer to run through September 28, 2018. By partnering with local businesses as drop off points, Farmers plans to collect care package items to send to deployed troops overseas by Veterans Day.
Anyone can drop off military care package items at any Farmers Bank & Trust location in Texarkana or New Boston. In addition, Farmers is proud to partner with the following locations that will have collection boxes: Greater Texarkana Workforce Center, Larry’s Pizza, TaMolly’s (AR location), Schlotzsky’s (Richmond Rd), Gusano’s, Smallcakes, Pop Pop Shoppe, Save-A-Lot, Naaman’s Championship BBQ, Sum Burger, Big Jake’s Bar-B-Que (Both AR and TX locations), Legends Gym, The Dugout, Hilton Garden Inn, Shake the Weight, Phone Pros, Pleasant Grove Animal Hospital, Texarkana Glass, Texarkana Radio Center, and Texarkana VA Center.
Texarkana Market President James Bramlett said, “Farmers Bank & Trust salutes those men and women who have chosen to serve. Please help us in sending a little piece of home to our military serving overseas and donate today!”
The idea for the HEART of the Red, White, and Blue military drive came from Farmers Bank & Trust employee Chelsy Short, whose husband is an active member of the United States Air Force. After finding common ground with fellow employee Katie Burkett, whose brother is an active member of the United States Army, the drive became a Bank community project in conjunction with the Farmers Bank & Trust HEART core values and giving mission.
Suggested items to donate include: Non-Perishable Food Items, Gatorade Packets, Baby Wipes, Laundry Detergent Pods, Sunscreen, Towels, Chapstick, Board Games, Frisbees/Balls, Playing Cards, Books, Sleep Masks, Shower Shoes, Toothpaste, and Deodorant.
About Farmers Bank & Trust: Founded in 1906, Farmers Bank & Trust is a community bank owned by the privately held holding company, Magnolia Banking Corporation, headquartered in Magnolia, Arkansas. Farmers Bank & Trust now has over 20 locations in Arkansas and Texas, and approximately $1.4 billion in assets. Farmers offers a full range of deposit services, trust and investment management services, as well as business, commercial real estate, construction, mortgage, residential and consumer loans. To learn more, visit their website at MyFarmers.Bank