Thursday, November 19, 2015

First Bank of the Lake Raises Money for Segs4Vets to Support Injured Veterans

Exciting announcement! Our trusted bank at the Lake of the Ozarks has partnered with the Missouri Bankers Association (MBA) to provide Segways for men and women injured in Iraq and Afghanistan. Here's a sneak peek at the press release to help you learn more about our involvement.

First Bank of the Lake - Press Release

This year, First Bank of the Lake is sponsoring an in-house campaign to raise money for Segs4Vets, making a fun approach to fundraising.

“It is an honor for First Bank of the Lake to recognize the sacrifices that our Veterans make to keep our nation safe,” said Michael Anderson, First Bank of the Lake President. “Participating in Segs4Vets gives our bank the opportunity to thank our soldiers for their bravery.” 

MBA chose Segs4Vets as its designated charity in 2009. Since then, banks in Missouri, their employees, and community members have raised more than $254,790 to support this noble cause.

“Like our banks and their communities, we are proud of the men and women serving our country,” said Max Cook, MBA president and CEO. “We appreciate our members’ efforts, their hard work, and their enthusiasm for making donations and organizing events to support Segs4Vets.” 

Launched in 2005, Segs4Vets is a grassroots program administered by volunteers. The cost for each Segs4Vets award is expected to average $9,750 in 2015. For every $1 donated, 98 cents supports Segs4Vets’ mission — helping severely injured men and women returning from Iraq and Afghanistan to choose the path of independence and to remain productive members of society.

“When men and women serving our nation suffer serious injury and permanent disability, they must have resources and tools that help them live independently and contribute to society,” said Jerry Kerr, president and co-founder of Segs4Vets. “Segs4Vets empowers these men and women, giving them a new outlook on life.” 

Meet First Bank of the Lake
First Bank of the Lake is well known for their community mindedness, and takes pleasure in reaching out to organizations such as the Segs4Vets to help make a difference both locally and nationally. First Bank of the Lake was also recognized recently as a top-producing local lender by ICBA with a letter stating “You and your team serve your customers every day and help your local community flourish. It is because of local community banks like yours that our industry continues to thrive.” For more information, visit

Meet The Missouri Bankers Association
The Missouri Bankers Association is a statewide trade and professional organization in Jefferson City that represents the interests of 293 banks and savings and loans in Missouri. Its members have more than 30,000 employees who work in more than 2,000 locations throughout the state. For more information, visit

Meet Segs4Vets
Segs4Vets is a nonprofit organization gifting Segways to combat injured Veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, helping Veterans choose the path of independence to once again become productive members of society and their families as they continue to serve our nation. Designated one of the Best Independent charities in America, Segs4Vets has been awarded the Independent Charities Seal of Excellence. For more information, visit or contact Lori Hampel, Segs4Vets program administrator, at 314-965-4938.

First Bank of the Lake - Striving For Excellence
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4558 Osage Beach Parkway
Suite 100
Osage Beach, MO 65065

(573) 348-2265

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