JOPLIN, MO.--- Casual Fridays at a local bank earns the Ronald McDonald House big bucks. Community Bank and Trust employees gave the organization a $1,000 check this afternoon. The money was raised from the company's "Friday Jeans Day" campaign. Over a two month period, employees could wear jeans on Fridays if they donated $2. Bank officials say it's an effortless way to help so many families in need. The Ronald Mcdonald House provides a home away from home for the families of ill children staying in Freeman and Mercy hospitals.
"We're Community Bank, community is in our name so everything we do is involved in the community and we're in 14 different communities," said Lynn Cupp, CBT Branch Operations Manager.
For 15 years, we've been here. This is where the money comes from, from this individuals and businesses," said Tara Horinek, Ronald McDonald House Associate Director.
Bank employees also cooked a meal for the four families currently staying at the home.
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