A family of banks with a presence in three Midwest states is donating protective gear to local students and school staff.
The First Security Banks family has donated reusable facemasks and other protective supplies to 15 public and parochial schools in its footprint which spans Iowa, Minnesota and North Dakota. More than 9,500 students and staff will benefit from the donation, given through the Ohana Foundation. Each K-12 student and staff member will receive a reusable cloth face mask with their school logo on them.
“At First Security Bank we see ourselves as not just a location for business but a part of the communities that surround us. COVID-19 has us all adapting to a new way of life and the 2020 school year will look a little differently with mandatory mask requirements for most of our First Security Banks local schools,” said John McGee, president of First Security Bank – Sleepy Eye, Minn. “We realize that our actions as a bank affect the growth and well-being of our communities and our students are our communities’ future. We want students to be able to learn and grow in a safe environment.”
Founded in 1993, the Ohana Foundation is a charitable foundation started by Lloyd and Barbara Amundson to give back to the communities in which they owned banks and other organizations.
The charters involved also include First Security Bank – West, Beulah, N.D.; First Security Bank – Canby, Minn., and First Security Bank – Mapleton, Iowa.