Iowa bank pitches in on disaster relief

Treynor, Iowa-based TS Bank recently completed a multi-year gift of $15,000 to the local American Red Cross chapter, which was utilized for disaster relief in southwest Iowa.

Notably, funds went to help repair damages from the flooding in spring 2019. In the first six months of that year, a series of extraordinary floods and severe weather events battered communities across the Midwest. The American Red Cross was there with vital aid for tens of thousands of residents impacted by these emergencies, providing refuge, food, relief supplies, financial assistance and more.

That same year, Mick and Judy Guttau, officers of TS Bank, were selected as the honorary chairs for Heroes in the Heartland, an event that honors individuals who have saved another person’s life during the past year or who have positively impacted the quality of life in the Omaha Council Bluffs Metro area.

 “The Red Cross provides many services and programs, but its impact to the Armed Forces touches a soft spot in our hearts. As honorary chairs of the Heroes in the Heartland event, our role was to assist with fundraising for the American Red Cross,” said Mick and Judy Guttau.

Mick Guttau served as a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War, an experience his children said helped shape his life after military service. TS Bank CEO Josh Guttau said his parents’ involvement with the Red Cross was “driven by Mick’s experiences in Vietnam and seeing the importance of blood and emergency response that the Red Cross represents.”

The $403 million TS Bank has eight offices in Iowa.