Hundreds of Northern Nevada children in need of a warm winter coat will receive one thanks to the generosity of many citizens who participated in the annual Hot August Nights Foundation coat drive supported by First Independent Bank.

A total of 126 coats were donated at First Independent Bank locations in Reno, Sparks, Carson City and Fallon during the month of September. The coats are combined with the approximate 135 collected by the Hot August Nights Foundation during their one-day annual coat drive held on October 6, 2018, and donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows.

“At First Independent Bank, we are committed to assist those in our community who need some help,” said Jim DeVolld, regional manager at First Independent Bank. “Working with the Hot August Nights Foundation over the past four years, we have had the great opportunity to improve the lives of hundreds of children who do not have a warm winter coat. I want to sincerely thank all of those who joined us in this effort,” he said. 

The coats collected by First Independent Bank and Hot August Nights Foundation are presented to families by the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows during the organization’s Thanksgiving dinner event.

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First Independent Bank, a division of Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, helps business clients realize their growth ambitions. Founded in 1999, First Independent Bank offers a full spectrum of loan, deposit and treasury management capabilities, plus superior service. With six offices in Reno, Sparks, Carson City and Fallon, along with Western Alliance Bank’s powerful array of specialized financial services, the banking division is a valued resource for Northern Nevada’s business, real estate, professional, municipal and nonprofit communities. Western Alliance Bank is the primary subsidiary of Phoenix-based Western Alliance Bancorporation. One of the country’s top-performing banking companies, Western Alliance is ranked #1 regional bank by S&P Global Market Intelligence for 2018 and in the top 10 on the Forbes “Best Banks in America” list for four consecutive years, 2016-2019.