OKLAHOMA CITY, May 31, 2013 - To support the tireless work by responders, volunteers and residents left homeless by tornadoes, Chase is bringing a six food trucks to serve breakfast, lunch and dinner in Moore on Saturday.
The trucks will establish a base camp in the storm zone and offer free food for workers and neighboring residents too busy to take long breaks for meals. The trucks will serve a variety of foods including crepes, pizza, hot dogs and gumbo.
"Many of our customers, neighbors and employees are coping with tremendous damage," said David Page, president of Chase in Oklahoma. "We're rolling up our sleeves to help Moore recover and rebuild. We will continue to be one of the key engines toward our region's recovery."
To support Oklahoma, Chase is donating $500,000 - including a $350,000 grant announced one day after the tornadoes struck, plus matching employee donations that have surpassed $150,000. Also, 14,000 Chase ATMs nationwide are accepting $5 donations to Oklahoma tornado relief. More than 48,000 customers - approximately the population of Enid, Ok. - have given $244,000.
To help customers, Chase extended branch hours at key locations near the impacted area. The branch at South Western Avenue, located one mile from some of the worst damage, was open Sunday and on Memorial Day to help customers deposit insurance checks, get cash, sign up for online banking, and take of their pressing financial needs. The branch also offered customers bottled water, batteries and power strips to recharge cell phones.
Through June 4, Chase is proactively waiving Overdraft Protection Transfer, Extended Overdraft, Returned Item, Insufficient Funds and non-Chase ATM fees in the five counties around Oklahoma City. The bank also is waiving late and insufficient funds fees on credit cards, business and consumer loans, including mortgages, home-equity, auto and student loans.
"Our mission at Chase is to use our resources and financial strength to make our communities better places to live and work. It's what we do every day, in good times and when times get tough," said Carrie Boyles, senior vice president and head of the 30 Chase branches across Oklahoma. "We're committed to going the extra mile to help the people of Oklahoma get back on our feet."
The food trucks are owned by local businesses who responded enthusiastically to the chance to help their community.
Chase has 500 employees and 30 branches in Oklahoma. The bank serves more than 500,000 consumers and more than 35,000 small businesses across the state. Chase raised more than $313 million in financing for local governments and non-profit organizations in Oklahoma in 2012. More information about Chase is available at www.chase.com.