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Quail Creek Bank makes $100,000 donation to storm victims

One of the Oklahoma Bankers Association's key members responded today in a major way to the OBA's drive to raise money for the victims of the multiple tornados that struck Oklahoma this week.

“On behalf of Quail Creek Bank, we are donating $100,000 to the Oklahoma Bankers Association's Foundation,” said Quail Creek Bank Chairman J. David Davenport. “We are very pleased to be able to respond to the OBA's call for financial help which will go directly for the relief efforts and rebuilding of our communities devastated by the storms from this week.”

Five thousand dollars will immediately be directed to the First Baptist Church of Moore to assist with an immediate need of feeding 50,000 meals this week to all the victims who lost their homes, thousands of insurance adjusters, police, fire and media, according to Quail Creek Bank President and CEO Doug Fuller.

“Quail Creek Bank is a community bank in northwest Oklahoma City that understands our success is based on our local neighborhoods and businesses,” Fuller said. “When our community is struck by tragedy, we believe it is our responsibility to give back.”

The Oklahoma Bankers Association has asked all its member banks and their employees to generously contribute to the OBA Foundation. The Foundation will, in turn, work with Moore and other affected communities to make sure the donations get to the places where it will do the most direct good.

“I am just overwhelmed by this response from Quail Creek Bank,” said OBA President and CEO Roger Beverage. “The bank has always been a great leader in our community, but this action is truly exceptional. It's the mark of a true leader and it's what community banks are all about. I hope it's just the beginning of a significant effort on the part of the banking profession in our great state.”

Fuller hopes his bank's donation sets a precedent many others will follow.

“I encourage all Oklahoma banks to join in this effort, with any amounts large or small, to ensure those affected in our state get the assistance needed at this most difficult time,” Fuller said. “Let us lead by example."

The OBA conducts more than 70 educational programs and seminars each year, which reach more than 5,000 bankers across the state. The Association represents approximately 230 banks across the state and serves as the primary advocate for the banking industry. It's also heavily involved in fraud training and prevention as well as legal and compliance services and communications for its member banks.

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