MONROE, La. – April 28, 2020 – Regions Bank on Tuesday announced a $10,000 grant to United Way of Northeast Louisiana in support of the nonprofit’s COVID-19 Response Fund.
In addition, the Regions Foundation, an Alabama-based nonprofit initiative of Regions Bank that supports community investments, announced a separate $10,000 grant for the Tornado Relief Fund established by United Way of Northeast Louisiana following the Easter Sunday storms.
“Between the recent tornadoes and the ongoing pandemic, our community is facing two incredible challenges. It is our hope that this $20,000 combined contribution from Regions Bank and the Regions Foundation will help make this difficult time easier for the people of Monroe and Northeast Louisiana,” said Kevin Smith, Monroe Market Executive for Regions Bank. “We are invested in the success of our communities, and we are honored to support the work of United Way of Northeast Louisiana as its personnel connect people with vital resources.”
We are honored to support the work of United Way of Northeast Louisiana as its personnel connect people with vital resources.
Kevin Smith, Monroe Market Executive for Regions Bank
Funding will be used to support a variety of short-term and longer-term services related to the recent tornadoes and the coronavirus crisis.
“As always, Regions has a significant commitment to this community, and we are so appreciative of their generosity,” said Janet Durden, President of United Way of Northeast Louisiana. “This outstanding donation from our friends at Regions will help United Way of Northeast Louisiana ensure that people in Northeast Louisiana can access assistance when they need it most. Many of our neighbors who were affected by the tornado were already being affected by the COVID-19 crisis. These funds will assist with food security, food access, and housing stability for the COVID-19 response. Our goal for tornado relief efforts is to get people back into stable living conditions and recover from the disaster.”
In addition to the grants announced Tuesday, Regions Bank is offering special financial services1 to bank customers impacted by the Easter Sunday storms. Services available to those in impacted areas2, for a limited time, include:
- No check-cashing fee for FEMA-issued checks
- Regions Mortgage Disaster Relief Purchase and Renovation loan programs
- Personal and business loan payment assistance
Regions Bank maintains an ongoing customer assistance program designed to listen to customers’ unique needs and identify additional areas where the bank may assist. Customers can call 1-866-298-1113 to discuss payment or assistance options related to Regions credit cards, personal loans, home equity loans and business loans. Also, the Regions Mortgage Payment Assistance team can be reached at 1-800-748-9498. Additional banking needs can be discussed by calling 1-800-411-9393.
About Regions Foundation
Regions Foundation supports community investments that positively impact the communities served by Regions Bank. The Foundation engages in a grantmaking program focused on priorities including economic and community development; education and workforce readiness; and financial wellness. The Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation funded primarily through contributions from Regions Bank.
About Regions Financial Corporation
Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF), with $133 billion in assets, is a member of the S&P 500 Index and is one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, and mortgage products and services. Regions serves customers across the South, Midwest and Texas, and through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates approximately 1,400 banking offices and 2,000 ATMs. Regions Bank is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC. Additional information about Regions and its full line of products and services can be found at www.regions.com.
1Offers are available for a limited time and only to individuals and businesses affected by the disaster, may be subject to other exclusions and restrictions, and are subject to change without notice. All loans and lines, deferrals, extensions or forbearances are subject to required documentation and credit approval. Residency restrictions may apply. Special interest rates determined by applicant’s credit profile and may not extend to products offered by third parties, such as Avant.
2Offers are available to customers in the following ZIP codes in Louisiana: 71001, 71006, 71201 – 71203, 71237, 71266, 71291