Bank of Utah bundles up Crossroads in donated coats

The Salt Lake Tribune

Published: December 19, 2012 04:40PM
Updated: April 8, 2013 11:33PM
Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune Bank of Utah volunteers, Patty Frehner, Kelly Johnson, Craig Roper A.K.A Santa and Mary Ryan sort through barrels of coats, blankets, and other warm items they had just delivered to the Crossroads Urban Center Thrift Store on Wednesday, December 19, 2012. Donations made to three Bank of Utah branches, including customer cash donations, matched by the bank for a total of $1000.

Bank of Utah volunteers delivered barrels full of coats, blankets and other warm items Wednesday to the Crossroads Urban Center Thrift Store, 1385 W. Indiana Avenue (850 South).

The donations to the free/low-cost store for the needy and to seven other charities were made by customers and employees during the bank’s “Warm Bodies, Warm Souls” drive, which included $1,000 in cash for Crossroads.

The other charities are Lantern House in Ogden, the Erin Kimball Foundation in St. George, Bountiful Community Food Pantry, the Tremonton Community Pantry, the Cache Food Pantry, New Hope Crisis Center in Brigham City and the Community Action Services and Food Bank in Orem.

“We are so pleased with the response to our warm-clothing drive and are very grateful to the community for supporting us in this effort,” said Scott. Parkinson, senior vice president of marketing and communications for Bank of Utah.