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Regions Foundation and NPO Regions Foundation respond to Mississippi water crisis


Regions Bank and NPO Regions Foundation have announced support for communities affected by the water crisis in Metro Jackson and Central Mississippi.

Regions Foundation and NPO Regions Foundation respond to Mississippi water crisis
In a statement Alabama-based non-profit, Regions Foundation announced a $25,000 grant to the United Way of the Capital in support of the Jackson water crisis.

Regions Bank, which is the primary funder of Regions Foundation, announced a range of dedicated banking services to help customers in the region who are directly affected by the crisis.

The $25,000 grant amount focuses on short-term as well as long-term needs for people and businesses impacted by the recent flooding which has had a major impact on the main water treatment plant in Jackson, Mississippi. The flooding has caused a multi-day water outage and left the community without a reliable water source.

“United Way and its partner agencies are doing an incredible job by responding quickly to urgent water crisis needs in Metro Jackson and central Mississippi,” said Marta Self, executive director of the Regions Foundation.

She went on to add, “Additional needs will develop as our communities continue to face challenges in achieving adequate water supplies and the Regions Foundation will be there to support the ongoing work.”

“The bank worked quickly to assist affected residents with disaster recovery financial services, said Robert Leard, Metro Jackson’s Market Executive at Regions Bank. “One of the most valuable ways the bank and foundation can make a difference is by coming together to address the broader needs of the community.”

“We are committed to serving and supporting people and businesses in Metro Jackson and throughout Mississippi who are currently struggling with a lack of safe and reliable water,” said Leard. “At times like these, it's especially important for us to come together and ensure resources are available to those who need them most. We hope this $25,000 grant from Regions Foundation to UnitedWay of the Capital Area will significantly help individuals and families as we get through this difficult time together.”

Additional Special Banking Services:
The Disaster Recovery Financial Services provided by the Regions Bank offerings in affected areas can be availed starting from September 2, 2022. Areas covered by these services may be expanded to include additional communities based on ongoing damage assessments.
These services include:
  • No fees for cheques issued for FEMA purposes when cashed in a Regions branch.
  • Credit card holders may opt for payment deferrals depending on individual circumstances.
  • Personal and business loan payment assistance may be available based on individual circumstances.
  • Regions fees will not be charged when Regions’ customers use other banks’ ATMs in the impacted areas for at least 7 days beginning September 2, 2022. (Please Note: Fees charged by other banks or ATM owners may still be applicable.)
  • Regions ATM fees charged to customers of other banks using Regions ATMs will be waived for at least 7 days beginning September 2, 2022 (Please Note: Fees charged by other banks or ATM owners may still apply).
  • Business loan payment deferrals of up to 90 days may be available based on individual circumstances.
  • One penalty-free CD withdrawal is available upon request (unless it is within 7 days of issuance or renewal).
  • An interest rate discount of 0.50% is available through December 1, 2022, on new personal unsecured loans when customers apply in a branch or by phone.
  • Check regions.com/MSWaterCrisis  for an updated list of areas where these offers are available as damage assessments continue.
In addition to the above disaster-recovery services, Regions Bank teams can be contacted at the following numbers for customized guidance on a range of lending products, including:
  • Mortgages, home equity loans and lines: 1-800-748-9498
  • Other consumer loans: 1-866-298-1113
  • Any other banking needs: 1-800-411-9393