To make a long story short, anyone can now go to any Bank of Oklahoma and donate to the “Laura Torres Medical Fund Account”. All you have to do is walk in or drive up to the teller tell them you’d like to make a donation to the “Laura Torres Medical Fund Account” and they will take care of the rest. The best part about it is that there are no fees to us or the person making the donation.
Here’s the long story if you’d like to read it.
First, I’m very happy to say that we’ve gotten $1290 in donations on the GivingForward account. Thank you to everyone who has helped out!
This money has been sitting in the GivingForward account waiting for me to put a bank account number in so it can transfer the money over to it. However, I don’t want any of this money touching my personal bank account. It will be used for Laura’s medical expenses and I don’t want there to ever be any doubt how that money was spent. So last week I walked into a Bank of Oklahoma (BOK) to ask about opening an account for the funds that we’ve collected.
The lady there (Tina) was very nice. She explained that they have a special type of account called a “Special Contribution Account” and that it is a non-interest baring account, which is exactly what we want. This type of account allows us to publicly use the Bank of Oklahoma name on anything we do. We’d have permission to share it on the news or on the radio or anything. The only thing about it was that it needed to be approved by upper management before they can open that type of account. We got the approval yesterday and I went to sign the paperwork today. They’ll send us checks and debit cards in a week so we can start using the account.
Thanks again to everyone who had donated and/or shared the link. We really appreciate everything!