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6.18.2018 / Gateway Gives Back

Gateway Mortgage Group Donation Helps Hungry Students and Families

Owasso, Okla., June 18, 2018 – Gateway Mortgage Group, founded by Kevin Stitt, donated two refrigerators to Owasso Community Resources to help ensure no one misses a meal. Each refrigerator holds up to 250 pounds of deli meats, fresh produce and dairy items. The new equipment more than doubles the storage capacity of perishable items.

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School is out for the summer, but hunger never takes a break. More than 30 percent of Owasso’s students qualify for free and reduced lunches so there is a significant need to feed families when classes aren’t in session.

“Giving back to the community is part of Gateway’s culture,” said Hobie Higgins, senior vice president of Gateway Mortgage Group. “We recognize hunger’s negative impact on people, and we are passionate about building thriving communities.”

Owasso Community Resources (OCR) exists to help families in Owasso and surrounding areas. The organization currently provides groceries to 200 households a month, which equates to more than 825 people.

“OCR is truly grateful for the donation,” said Randy Cowling, executive director of Owasso Community Resources. “We know the donation will make a significant difference in keeping people from going hungry.”

Gateway Mortgage Group announced their “Gateway Gives Back” program earlier this year. The company pledged to reinvest $275 million in communities throughout the state of Oklahoma within the next five years. The program will focus on nonprofits that support community development and strengthen families.

About Gateway First Bank 

Gateway First Bank is a leading financial institution that provides banking and mortgage services for consumers and commercial customers. Headquartered in Jenks, Oklahoma, Gateway is a $1.9 billion asset sized bank with a strong mortgage operation.  Gateway is one of the largest banking and mortgage operations in the United States with six bank branches in Oklahoma, over 160 mortgage centers in 42 states, and almost 1,600 employees.  Learn more at Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender (NMLS 7233)

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