Bank OZK Offers Assistance to Customers and Communities Impacted by Historic Flooding

Bank OZK EVP Commercial Lending Philip Doss and Branch Manager Barbara Deal delivering water to Central Mall’s flood relief station.

Bank OZK recognizes many of our communities are impacted by the historic flooding in Arkansas. To assist those affected, we implemented a Disaster Relief Payment Deferral Program. This program allows for deferred interest and short-term payment extensions to borrowers impacted by the flooding. For more information, and to request extensions, borrowers should contact their Bank OZK lender and can access contact information by location here.

Because of the magnitude of the flooding in our communities, Bank OZK is making a $20,000 contribution to the Crawford-Sebastian Community Development Council (“CSCDC”) for flood disaster assistance. The funds will be used to assist families with water damage restoration and home repairs, as well as food and toiletries through CSCDC’s River Valley Regional Food Bank.

All Bank OZK offices in Fort Smith, Van Buren, Alma, Mulberry, Ozark, Altus, Clarksville, and Paris are collecting non-perishable food and monetary donations for the River Valley Regional Food Bank, which has an outstanding record of service. The River Valley Regional Food Bank serves the needs of residents through partnerships with more than 180 food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters.

Bank OZK has had the privilege of working with the Arkansas community for decades and we hope to provide meaningful, immediate assistance to our friends and neighbors impacted by the flooding. “Arkansans are known for being strong-willed and compassionate,” stated Don Keesee, President, Bank OZK River Valley Division. “I am confident our communities will emerge even stronger than before as we come together and make the River Valley an even greater place to live and work.”