PEOPLES BANK IN THE COMMUNITY
PEOPLES BANK GIVES TO SAU RODEO TEAM
PEOPLES BANK GIVES TO COMPASSION'S FOUNDATION
There are many ways that our banking family gets involved in our community. We have a deep sense of social responsibility, and seek to be proactive in fighting for causes worthy of universal support.
One of the most important social causes that we have been involved in is the fight against cancer. The main way that we have shown our support for this cause is in our yearly participation in the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life which is an event that seeks to raise money for the prevention and cure of cancer.
The Relay for Life is especially meaningful to us here at Peoples Bank. In 2010 we lost a valued employee, Rhonda Hughes, to cancer. Our participation in the 2012 Relay for Life was dedicated to our special loved ones who have battled cancer and they are the ones that will continue to give us inspiration in years to come! It is our desire at Peoples Bank to join together with our community to do what we can to find a cure for this devastating disease. Peoples Bank held numerous fundraisers throughout the year to raise money for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. This year our team raised over $7,000.00 towards the fight against cancer and to date we have raised a total of $60,600.00 for the cause.
Another important event that we participate in is the Magnolia Blossom Festival and World Championship Steak Cook-off. We have been a competitive force in the parade and in the steak cook-off, winning several trophies over the years.
Education is an important issue that is supported by Peoples Bank. Current and former stockholders of the bank have established 20 Fully Endowed Scholarships at Southern Arkansas University, and made other significant contributions to other SAU projects.
Individual employees are involved in many various community activities, including United Way and the Chamber of Commerce. The Peoples Bank grill team has been active in supporting many community fundraisers and events.
COLUMBIA COUNTY COMMUNITY FOUNDATION (CCCF)
Peoples Bank has made $100,000 in contributions to our permanent endowment in the PBCEF. Funding a permanent endowment through the CCCF establishes permanent and ongoing financial support for local charities for generations to come. To apply for a grant from the CCCF or receive a grant directly from the PBCEF the organization must be a registered 501(c)(3) corporation. Please contact the CCCF by calling 235-5267.