Umpqua Bank announced the launch of its Warm Hearts Winter Drive, an associate-driven campaign to support individuals and families who struggle with access to housing and other basic resources.
As part of the drive, associates and local branches in Washington will help mobilize their respective communities to raise money and collect winter clothing for 33 shelters and aid organizations serving Washingtonians experiencing homelessness.
Umpqua Bank has a single local branch in Montesano, but the overall campaign will feature funding and items directed to the Union Gospel Mission of Grays Harbor, along with other organizations throughout the region.
Umpqua’s Warm Hearts Winter drive continues a community-impact commitment of the former Columbia Bank, which merged with Umpqua earlier this year.
The campaign was started in 2015 as a way for bank associates to partner with their community to raise funds and other resources for local shelters and nonprofits providing support for families without a home.
More than $2 million in contributions has been raised since its inception. This year’s drive expands to support more than 100 organizations in communities across the combined bank’s footprint in Oregon, Washington, California, Idaho, Nevada and Utah.
“As a newly combined bank, Umpqua is committed to mobilizing our greater resources and the collective power and passion of our associates to make a difference in our local communities,” said Umpqua Bank Chief Marketing Officer David Moore Devine. “Access to adequate shelter and clothing continues to be a major challenge for many of our neighbors, and our Warm Hearts campaign empowers associates, along with members of our communities, to support local families in need. Simply donating a few dollars, a new coat or other quality clothing items can help ensure that more of our neighbors are cared for in the months ahead.”
How to Support the Warm Hearts Winter Drive
The Warm Hearts Winter Drive accepts cash donations in addition to new winter clothes. Contributions can be made at www.WarmHeartsWinterDrive.com. Financial contributions and new clothing items can also be donated at your local Umpqua Bank branches.
Associates and local branches across Umpqua’s footprint are actively engaged in securing financial contributions and warm clothing from customers and community members. One hundred percent of the clothing and funds collected will be donated directly to local shelters and aide organizations. All designated contributions stay in the community where they were raised and directly support local organizations.
Participating Organizations in Washington:
|Union Gospel Mission of Grays Harbor
|Auburn Emergency Cold Weather Shelter
|Washington Gorge Action Programs
|Kitsap Rescue Mission
|Housing Resource Center of Lewis County
|Harbor Hope Center
|Mamma’s Hands Shelter
|Community House on Broadway
|New Way Ministries – Transitional Housing for Women
|Vine Maple Place
|Community Action of Skagit County
|Okanogan County Community Action Council
|Community Youth Services
|Tri-City Union Gospel Mission
|Serenity House of Clallam County
|Community Action Center
|St. Francis House Puyallup
|CCS Hope House
|Seattle Union Gospel Mission
|Community Life Line
|Bethel Community Services
|Union Gospel Mission Association of Spokane
|CCS Nativity House
|Tacoma Rescue Mission
|Christian Aid Center
|Noah’s Ark (Generating Hope)
|Wenatchee Rescue Mission
For more information on the list of benefiting organizations in each county, or to make a cash or new clothing donation, please visit WarmHeartsWinterDrive.com.
Those interested in supporting the Warm Hearts campaign may also email [email protected] for more information.