Arkansas Nonprofit to Receive $72K in Grant Funds to Assist Youth with Housing Needs

***1:30 p.m., Thursday, June 25, 3015 South 14th Street, Fort Smith***

FORT SMITH, Ark.--()--Join some representatives from Centennial Bank, First National Bank of Fort Smith, First Security Bank, Generations Bank, Simmons Bank and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas (FHLB Dallas) at a ceremonial check presentation today to award $72,000 in Partnership Grant Program (PGP) funds to the Fort Smith Children’s Shelter. The funds will be used toward expanding the GetREAL24 program, which assists youth who have aged out of foster care. The shelter will offer furnished, one-bedroom apartment units for eligible youth adults.

The ceremony will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 3015 South 14th Street in Fort Smith, Arkansas. The media is encouraged to attend.

Through the PGP, FHLB Dallas member institutions contribute $500 to $6,000 to a community-based organization (CBO), which FHLB Dallas matches at a 5:1 ratio.

For more information about the PGP, visit fhlb.com/pgp.

WHAT:

Check Presentation

 

WHEN:

1:30 p.m., Thursday, June 25, 2020

 

WHO:

Ashley Forsgren, Director of Development, Fort Smith Children’s Shelter

Allison Moore, Business Development Officer, Centennial Bank

Mark Vanderpool, Market President, Centennial Bank

Sam Sicard, President/CEO, First National Bank of Fort Smith

Kathleen Hanna, Community Relations Officer, First National Bank of Fort Smith

Maddie Stojanovic, Community Relations Officer, First National Bank of Fort Smith

Brooke Jackson, Business Development/Commercial Lender, First Security Bank

Brenda Belcher, Market President, Generations Bank

Darren Wyatt, Vice President, Community Banker, Simmons Bank

 

WHERE:

Fort Smith Children’s Shelter

3015 South 14th Street

Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901

 

Contacts

Corporate Communications
Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas
fhlb.com
(214) 441-8445

Release Summary

Fort Smith Children's Shelter will receive a $72K grant from multiple banks to assist children who have aged out of foster care.

Contacts

Corporate Communications
Federal Home Loan Bank of Dallas
fhlb.com
(214) 441-8445