Bank Independent Collecting Food and Supplies for Local Animal Shelters



Sheffield, Ala. – Tuesday, April 26, 2022 – Bank Independent will kick off its ninth annual Shelter Share drive to benefit local animal shelters on May 2nd. All locations of Bank Independent will serve as donation points for pet food and supplies designated for local animal shelters. Bank Independent will close the drive on May 20th with Adoption Day sponsoring the adoption application fee for animals adopted from partner shelters.

Bank Independent has also partnered with the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art to present the Pets in Paint exhibit from May 14-27. Pets from the Colbert County Animal Shelter will be available for adoption at the Tennessee Valley Museum of Art during Bank Independent’s Adoption Day on Friday, May 20, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

The 2021 Shelter Share drive collected and distributed over 1,207 items and more than $10,900 in donations to shelters in northwest Alabama last year. Donations were used to supplement resources available to local shelters. Additionally, the Bank sponsored 74 pet adoptions across partner animal shelters in northwest Alabama.

“Bank Independent is proud to support Shelter Share as part of our Helping Hands initiative,” says Rick Wardlaw, CEO of Bank Independent.  “Local shelters rely heavily on the support of the community to meet the daily needs of animals in their care. Bank Independent is pleased to be able to provide this much needed assistance with the generous support of our team members and the community.”

Between May 2 - 20, every Bank Independent sales office will accept donations of pet food, kitty litter, paper towels, nursing bottles, cleaning supplies, first aid items, used blankets, bedding and towels.

The donated supplies will be delivered by Bank employees to the Athens Limestone County Animal Shelter, Colbert County Animal Shelter, Decatur Animal Services, Huntsville Animal Services, Lawrence County Animal Shelter, Morgan County Animal Shelter and Florence Lauderdale Animal Shelter.

About Bank Independent

Since 1947, Bank Independent has taken pride in serving the customers who count on us to be there for them when they need us most. With 29 traditional Sales Offices across North Alabama, an on-campus Deshler Tiger Branch, and the Digital Sales Office, we’re committed to providing the best service, designing the most desired products and creating an overall excellent experience for each and every customer. As a local community bank, we believe in building relationships that run deep and last. All of our employees reside in our local communities and believe in giving back through volunteering. To become part of a bank that makes a positive difference in people’s lives, visit us at bibank.com.

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Bank Independent, Marketing Department for Bank Independent, (256) 386-5000, ma@bibank.com

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