The Edmond Sun

June 10, 2013

Arvest Bank helps collect lost photos

Special to The Sun

OKLA. CITY — Arvest Bank announced that it will serve as the drop-off location for the Oklahoma Photo Rescue project. Through the Oklahoma Photo Rescue, Arvest will partner with the Oklahoma School of Photography and the National Disaster Photo Rescue Organization to help reunite tornado victims with lost photos.

“As an ongoing commitment to help our local communities, Arvest is proud to serve as a partner for the Oklahoma Photo Rescue,” said Kelly Brander, president of Arvest Bank Oklahoma City Metro. “Photographs are special memories, and we (Arvest) hope to reunite storm victims with these irreplaceable memories. If you know anyone who has found a photograph lost in the recent storms, please direct them to their nearest Arvest location.”

Photo collection boxes will be available for the public to drop-off rescued photos at all Arvest Bank branches in the Oklahoma City metro, Shawnee and Tulsa metro areas. Following collection, the photos will be catalogued and identified with the goal of returning the photos to their rightful owners.

To find an Arvest Bank location near you, visit To learn more about the Oklahoma Photo Rescue Initiative, visit