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We’ve set up Hurricane Michael relief accounts with $200K; please give to help Northwest Florida communities recover

October 16, 2018
Ben Lee
Ben Lee

At Hancock Whitney, we’ve weathered a lot of storms in our 100-plus years, and we’ve learned a few things along the way.

Moving forward after the wind and water subside takes compassion. It also takes money. So, we’ve contributed $200,000 to set up Hurricane Michael relief accounts at Hancock Whitney. Anyone anywhere can help double—or even triple—these balances by donating to these accounts to help Northwest Florida recover:

Bay County Board of County Commissioners ($40,000)
Bay County Tax Collector ($15,000)
City of Callaway ($15,000)
Housing Authority of Springfield ($10,000)
City of Marianna ($25,000)
City of Lynn Haven ($35,000)
City of Panama City ($35,000)
Panama City Port Authority ($5,000)
Hancock Whitney Hurricane Michael Relief Fund ($20,000)

You can give to these Hurricane Michael recovery accounts by visiting your local Hancock Whitney financial center or calling us at 1-800-347-7272.

Please open your hearts and wallets to help these communities come back Florida Strong.


Here to help, here to serve

At Hancock Whitney, our crisis response strategy is simple: do the right thing. It’s a way of helping and serving that runs deep in a culture built on core values we share with the region we serve.

When Hurricane Michael made landfall, we started waiving ATM fees for area clients using any AllPoint network ATM in the U.S. and for non-clients using any of our Northwest Florida ATMs. Additionally, we set up special disaster recovery assistance loan and payment deferral information at www.hancockwhitney.com/hurricane-michael.

Within 24 hours of the storm, locations in Tallahassee, along the Emerald Coast, and in Pensacola were serving clients, often without electricity or water. Two days later, associates were helping people start recovery and rebuilding from our first mobile banking unit beside our heavily damaged Highway 77 location in Panama City.

By yesterday, our associates had all of our Northwest Florida full-service banking locations—including Panama City and Marianna—up and running again from 9 a.m-5 p.m. Our Bay County associates continue to help clients and non-clients at these locations. To date, they’ve also served nearly 4,000 meals to first responders and emergency teams working hard to restore critical services, and they've given out essential supplies to families desperate for food and water.

That’s the kind of caring we see every day in the Gulf South communities we call home.

Hancock Whitney has grown with and because of the people and communities we serve. In prosperity, we stand strong together. In adversity, we stand even stronger—side-by-side, hand-in-hand, helping each other and our hometowns rebuild, renew, and thrive.

Hurricane Michael wreaked catastrophe along one of America’s most scenic coastlines, but our region’s resilient spirit still prevails. We’re incredibly proud to be part of the Northwest Florida community. Together, we are Florida Strong!