FSL (Foundation for Senior Living) is pleased to announce BOK Financial Arizona has donated $50,000 to the nonprofit’s COVID-19 relief efforts. Once the stay-at-home order went into effect, FSL shifted many programs to serve seniors and adults with disabilities at home instead of at a senior center or Adult Day Health Center. Their expenses went up by at least 25 percent to meet the demand.
“When we heard the need for FSL’s programs had dramatically increased, we wanted to step in and help,” said Dave Ralston, Arizona Market CEO. “They have seen a 56 percent increase in meals delivered to Arizona homebound seniors. We’re proud to partner with FSL to help seniors get access to food and necessities.”
In addition to home-delivered meals, FSL has delivered 188 bags of groceries to 71 households in need. They are offering this program to anyone over the age of 60 or with a disability or chronic health condition.
Ms. Merritt, a senior in Phoenix had been looking for help for weeks. She spent most of her week calling countless agencies, companies and nonprofits looking for assistance, only to find out no one could help. She was discouraged and stressed when she found FSL. After one call to FSL, she received four boxes loaded with food and toiletry supplies the very next day. She was so appreciative and shared that FSL was only the second face she had seen in weeks.
While their senior centers in Peoria and Wickenburg remain closed, staff is still preparing more than 600 meals each day. The meals are packaged for curbside pick-up or home delivery to seniors in need. This program is seeing a 23 percent increase in demand during the pandemic.
“We are so appreciative of community partners like BOK Financial,” said Tom Egan, president and CEO of FSL. “They are providing much needed funding to ensure seniors who are highly vulnerable to contracting the virus can stay safe at home.”
FSL is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide home and community-based services and to develop energy-efficient, affordable housing to promote health, independence and dignity for all. With a long history of helping Arizona families with issues including health, hunger, aging, illness, loneliness and substandard housing, FSL is committed to improving the quality of life for all Arizonans.
BOK Financial Corporation is a more than $40 billion regional financial services company headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma with more than $80 billion in assets under management and administration. The company’s stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the Global Select market listings (BOKF). BOK Financial Corporation’s holdings include BOKF, NA; BOK Financial Securities, Inc., BOK Financial Private Wealth, and BOK Financial Insurance, Inc. BOKF, NA operates TransFund, Cavanal Hill Investment Management and BOK Financial Asset Management, Inc. BOKF, NA operates banking divisions across eight states as: Bank of Albuquerque; Bank of Oklahoma; Bank of Texas and BOK Financial (in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas and Missouri); as well as having limited purpose offices Nebraska, Milwaukee and Connecticut. Through its subsidiaries, BOK Financial Corporation provides commercial and consumer banking, brokerage trading, investment, trust and insurance services, mortgage origination and servicing, and an electronic funds transfer network.