Forcht Bank’s 3rd Annual “Warm Hearts” Winter Clothing Drive was recently completed with a record number of donated items. Community members from Forcht Bank’s twelve markets generously donated 5,517 new winter clothing items—including coats, gloves, hats, and scarves—for children in need.

Forcht Bank Waitsboro Banking Center-Warm Hearts 2015Clothing items were collected from November 16 through December 31, and were distributed to non-profits and school resource centers beginning on January 4. In addition to the items collected from the bank’s 30 locations throughout Kentucky, Forcht Bank donated $10 for every checking account opened during the same time period. A total of 642 accounts were opened during the clothing drive resulting in a bank donation of $6,420 to buy additional new hats, coats, gloves and scarves.

“We are extremely grateful for the generosity of our customers and their willingness to join us in helping children who may not have a warm coat or gloves this winter,” said Forcht Bank President Tucker Ballinger.

Forcht Bank ( is a Kentucky-owned community bank with over $1 billion in assets and banking centers in 12 counties – Fayette, Jefferson, Boone, Grant, Madison, Taylor, Pulaski, Laurel, Whitley, Knox, McCreary and Green.

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