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 The Salvation Army Receives Big Donation from PlainsCapital Bank Delivered in a Fire Truck

Dec. 16, 2010—During the holidays, One Victory Park tenants PlainsCapital Bank, Ernst & Young and Haynes & Boone participated in The Salvation Army Angel Tree program, which distributes donated Christmas gifts to more than 55,000 children and senior citizens in North Texas. PlainsCapital Bank, Ernst & Young and Haynes & Boone set a goal to collect 100 gifts for the Angel Tree program, and by the beginning of December they had exceeded their goal by collectively providing more than 260 gifts.
 
PlainsCapital Bank wanted to make the donation of these gifts a special event, so it enlisted the help of PlainsCapital Corporation’s 1958 American LaFrance 700 series fire truck to help deliver all the gifts to The Salvation Army’s Christmas Center in Dallas.
 
On Friday, Dec. 10, Santa, Mo the Buffalo and dozens of PlainsCapital Bank volunteers gathered in front of the One Victory Park building and helped load the gifts onto The Salvation Army truck for delivery to the Christmas Center. Once all of the gifts were on The Salvation Army truck, the PlainsCapital fire truck led the way to The Salvation Army Christmas Center. The trucks arrived at the donation center with Santa onboard the PlainsCapital fire truck and its siren blaring. J.J. Gomez, president of PlainsCapital Bank, Victory Park, and volunteers from The Salvation Army were on hand to help unload all of the gifts.
 
“We were able to collect everything from karaoke machines to pianos to clothes to donate to The Salvation Army,” said Gomez. “It was amazing to see everyone come together to make such an impactful donation.”