Arvest Bank has teamed with the United Way of Northeast Arkansas to help those affected by the tornado that recently struck Jonesboro. The tornado damaged more than 80 homes in its vicinity, as well as numerous commercial properties, including The Mall at Turtle Creek.

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Because of circumstances associated with COVID-19 prevention measures, some typically standard disaster relief measures and actions were modified or eliminated. With that in mind, Arvest associates in the Jonesboro area took an innovative approach to not only help those affected by the tornado, but to support local businesses that have been affected by COVID-19.


Arvest associates are collecting donations that will be presented to the United Way of Northeast Arkansas. Contributions* to the United Way of Northeast Arkansas Disaster Fund can be made in the drive-thru at any Arvest location.


United Way of Northeast Arkansas executive director Nanette Heard said the organization will “utilize the donations of the community and Arvest associates to purchase gift cards from area businesses that provide essentials. The gift cards will then be distributed to disaster victims with immediate needs.”


Disaster victims and affected local businesses that wish to participate in the program should contact United Way of Northeast Arkansas at (870) 935-3658.


*Arvest makes no representation that any contribution is tax-deductible. Please consult your tax advisor.