The Muskogee County Disaster Recovery Committee (MCDRC) received $10,000 to aid in its mission to provide recovery services to individuals, families and businesses affected by the 2019 floods in Muskogee County. Specifically, the donation will be used to help flood victims rebuild their homes, provide needed home contents, and assist with other financial needs.
“The MCDRC is grateful to the Arvest Foundation for their generous donation and for demonstrating their commitment to the Muskogee area,” said D.J. Thompson, chairman of the MCDRC board of directors.
The Kelly B. Todd Cerebral Palsy & Neuro-Muscular Center received $7,000 that will help it provide physical, occupational and speech/swallowing therapy and services to children of all ages at no out-of-pocket cost to their families.
“This donation will benefit children that come to KBT for therapy to enjoy safe, inclusive outdoor playground surfacing and swings,” executive director Sharon Riggs said.
Additionally, the Kids’ Space Child Advocacy Center received $5,500. The center responds to reports of child abuse, utilizing a multi-disciplinary team of experts who investigate alleged abuse, conduct forensic interviews, provide family advocacy, reduce trauma and identify resources so that children and families may begin the healing process.
“This donation is so helpful,” executive director Haley Poffel said. “We have been in need of new furniture for our lobby for quite some time. This will allow us to meet that need without taking crucial money away from client services.”
“We are pleased to present these donations on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support a variety of worthwhile causes in our area,” said Greg Eby, community bank president for Arvest Bank in Muskogee. “We hope and trust that they are a reflection of the foundation’s ongoing commitment to our community.”