Troy Robinson, second from left, Independent Bankers Association of Texas chairman, gives a gold-level Community Service Award to representatives from the Fort Hood National Bank on Sept. 24. Representatives from the Fort Hood National Bank include Terry Ratcliffe, left, bank vice president, followed by Sabrina Cabrera, assistant vice president, Sherry McJunkin, senior vice president, and Amanda Stephens, vice president of Fort Hood National Bank at Fort Hood.

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SAN ANTONIO — Fort Hood National Bank received a statewide Best of Community Banking Awards for its “Beds-4-Kids” initiative.

The Independent Bankers Association of Texas, the largest statewide community banking association in the nation, honored Fort Hood National Banks with a gold-level award for Community Service for its efforts with the initiative. The Fort Hood banked received the award during the association’s annual convention on Sept. 24.

Bank employees launched the “Beds-4-Kids” initiative with the goal to raise community awareness and purchase beds for children in poverty-stricken homes, according to a news release from the financial institution.

Through bank-financed marketing and employee resources, the bank raised $16,000 during the project launch month purchasing about 80 beds.

The Fort Hood bank provides a financial literacy, banking basics pamphlet, with each bed delivered.

It provides parents money management tools and budgeting information.

A total of 22 Texas community banks were honored with the association’s Community Banking Awards during the conference. Fort Hood National was the only bank to do so from the area.

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