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Thursday, June 27, 2013

 IBC Bank Donates $5,000 to Red Cross 

IBC Bank-Eagle Pass partners with American Red Cross to aid in local flooding relief

IBC Red Cross Donation
L to R: Andrés Beattie, IBC Bank-Eagle Pass SVP; Hector Cerna, IBC Bank-Eagle Pass President & CEO; Loli Cano, IBC Insurance; Irma Gonzalez, IBC Employee Advisory Board; Fernando Garza, IBC Bank-Eagle Pass Operations Manager; Michael Bennett, CEO of American Red Cross Southwest Texas Region.IBC Bank-Eagle Pass partners with American Red Cross to aid in local flooding relief

(June 27, 2013) EAGLE PASS, Texas – IBC Bank-Eagle Pass donated $5,000 to the American Red Cross today to support relief efforts in response to the recent flooding that affected approximately 560 homes in the community. IBC Bank-Eagle Pass President and CEO Hector J. Cerna presented the donation to the regional CEO of the American Red Cross, Mike Bennett, at a ceremony at the bank’s main branch on 2395 E. Main Street. IBC Bank is also collecting donations from the community, with check envelopes provided by the American Red Cross, through July 15 and is urging residents to donate to help those most in need of assistance.

“Our community is experiencing the effects of some of the worst flooding in recent history and in keeping with IBC Bank’s ‘We Do More’ philosophy, we are actively involved in efforts to help fellow residents recover from the devastation,” IBC Bank-Eagle Pass President and CEO Hector J. Cerna said. “We are confident our partnership with the American Red Cross will help provide shelter, food, and more to assist individuals and families in rebuilding their lives.”

Check donations are being collected at all six IBC Bank branch locations in Eagle Pass and should be made payable to the American Red Cross. In addition to monetary assistance, IBC Bank employees are volunteering their time to aid the American Red Cross team in serving meals, filling out assessment forms, translating forms, and distributing clean up kits at relief effort sites.

“We truly appreciate IBC Bank’s commitment to helping the Red Cross by making a $5,000 donation and by hosting the IBC Community Donation Campaign. All monetary donations raised in the campaign will be used in Eagle Pass and Maverick County,” said Michael Bennett, CEO of the American Red Cross Southwest Texas Region.


According to a June 16 report from The Weather Channel, Eagle Pass and Maverick County suffered an intense 36-hour barrage of storms in mid June that produced 17.05 inches of rain, a total just a few inches shy of the average amount of rainfall the area receives in one full year.

IBC Bank–Eagle Pass is a division of International Bancshares Corporation (NASDAQ: IBOC), an $11.5 billion multi-bank financial holding company headquartered in Laredo, Texas, with 217 facilities and 337 ATMs serving 88 communities in Texas and Oklahoma. IBC Bank-Eagle Pass has been serving the area since 2002 and has a retail branch network of 11 locations in Eagle Pass, Del Rio, and Uvalde. In 2012, the bank was named International Business of the Year at the 18th Annual Eagle Pass Business Journal Awards in recognition of its involvement in organizations that focus on cross-border trade and community relations. More information is available at www.ibc.com. Visit us on our YouTube Channel,IBCBankWeDoMore.