First National Kicks Off Annual School Supply Drive

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]PRESS RELEASE – 2018 School Supply Drive

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]The First National Bank in Trinidad, along with the Huerfano County Branch in Walsenburg and the Loan Production Office in Raton, have made a commitment to continue its efforts to support the youth in the community by holding their 18th annual “School Supply Drive” to collect for the children in these communities.  Each year the school supply drive has been a great success!  “Many students start school without the necessary supplies to participate in class.  This program has proven to be an excellent opportunity to help,” says Bank Vice President, Chris Egland.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”13123″ img_size=”250×350″ add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”link_image”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”13124″ img_size=”medium” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”link_image”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]School supplies needed include pencils, erasers, 12″ rulers, crayons, glue, scissors, backpacks and notebook paper.  Cash donations are also accepted.  All donations should be dropped off by Friday, August 3rd.  In Trinidad, donations are being collected at the Main Bank, Motor Bank or Wal-Mart Branch.  In Walsenburg, donations need to be dropped off at the Huerfano County Branch located at 135 West Sixth Street.  In Raton, drop off donations at the First National Loan Production Office in the Dona Ana Shopping Center, the Broken Arrow Motel in Springer, or Russell’s One Stop in Cimarron. The First National Bank in Trinidad will match a portion of all donations in each community.  School supplies will be distributed to area schools in the community they were collected based upon enrollment numbers, and teachers will be able to give the supplies to the students as needed.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”10px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]“Unfortunately, we cannot provide all our young people with idyllic childhoods, but we can provide them with the minimum requirements they need to grow up into self-supporting and contributing adult members of society.  The First National Bank in Trinidad, the Huerfano County Branch, and First National Loan Production Office strive throughout the year to support the youth in the communities we serve.” Ms. Egland added, “We hope our efforts will bring an added awareness of the responsibility we have within these communities, and that others will join us to make a difference in the lives of the children who are our future.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”13126″ img_size=”medium” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”link_image”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

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