Bank raises more than $3,000 for Shriners
Last week, employees of Farmers National Bank, which has six area branches, participated in a fundraising effort for the Shriners Patient Travel Fund.
Lee Cline, vice president cashier at the bank’s Buhl branch, reported that $3,390.30 was raised for the fund.
Cline said employees, including the bank’s matching fund, brought in $2,232 and customer contributions totaled $1,158.30.
“Day to day we have about 95 employees throughout all of our branches, and they all participated in the effort,” Cline said.
Employees donated money in order to wear casual clothing, each day sporting their favorite high school football team jerseys.
The bank also raised awareness for Tuesday’s Shrine All-Star Football Game at Twin Falls High School.
The Shriner organization has a 22-hospital strong health care system dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing specialty care, research and teach programs for medical professionals and provides care regardless of the patients’ ability to pay.
“All of the money raised will help children from our communities that need care be transported to and from a Shriner hospital,” Lee said.