Montrose, CO, Monday, August 14, 2018 — The American Red Cross of Colorado and Wyoming has been hard at work supporting the people who were evacuated due to the wildfires. They have also been supporting the firefighters, and staffing emergency operations centers in 9 counties.
The support provided by the Red Cross could not be done without the support provided by donors. Alpine Bank recognizes the importance of the Red Cross disaster response and the benefit it provides to Colorado.
In appreciation for the efforts of the Red Cross, Alpine Bank has pledged a total matching gift up to $250,000 until Midnight, August 31, 2018. A microsite has been set up to make a donation to Red Cross Disaster Relief. The site is located at https://www.redcross.org/donate/cm/alpinebank-pub and total donations made at this site will be matched by the Alpine Bank matching gift that could result in a $500,000 donation to Red Cross Disaster Relief. The matching gift is available until midnight, August 31, 2018.
“Alpine Bank has always tried to be responsive to the needs of our communities. Today, as I reflect over the years, I realize July 6 marks the day we pay annual tribute to the Storm King 14, those brave men and women firefighters who perished in a fire near Glenwood Springs in 1994,” said Alpine Bank founder and Chairman Bob Young. “During that brutal fire season, Alpine Bank partnered with the Red Cross to establish a matching fund to aid those who lost property or homes, as well as those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. While we hope and pray no lives are lost in this current Colorado fire season, we are again proud to match your donations to the Red Cross. Alpine Bank has set aside a grand total of a quarter of a million dollars to help those affected by fires this summer.”
“We are truly grateful for the financial support this matching gift opportunity brings to the Red Cross,” said Gino Greco, CEO for the Red Cross of Colorado and Wyoming. “We want to thank Alpine Bank for stepping up to help the Red Cross help those in need.”
Each year in the U.S., the Red Cross responds to nearly 64,000 disasters across the country, including home fires, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes and wildfires. Disaster Responder members pledge donations to American Red Cross disaster relief year-round, in advance of major disasters, to ensure the Red Cross can respond immediately with comfort and care whenever and wherever disasters occur, help families during the recovery process, and ensure communities become better prepared for the next disaster.
About Alpine Bank
Alpine Bank is a $3.5 billion, employee-owned organization chartered in 1973 with headquarters in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. With 39 banking offices across Colorado, Alpine Bank employs nearly 680 people and serves more than 130,000 customers with retail, business, wealth management*, mortgage and electronic banking services. Alpine Bank has a 5-star rating for financial strength by BauerFinancial, Inc., the nation’s leading bank rating firm. The 5-star rating is BauerFinancial’s highest rating for financial institutions. For more information visit Alpine Bank at www.alpinebank.com or follow Alpine Bank on Twitter-@alpinebankcolo or on Facebook at facebook.com/alpinebankcolo
*Alpine Bank Wealth Management services are not FDIC insured, may lose value and are not guaranteed by the bank.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.
American Red Cross contact:
Andrea Carlson, communications officer
Alpine Bank Contact:
Director of Marketing
2200 Grand Avenue
Glenwood Springs, CO 81602