National Bank Helps Holiday Wishes Come True

National Bank Chairman, President & CEO James G. Rakes presents the bank's donation to Captain Jim Forrer of the Salvation Army of the New River Valley.
Holiday wishes do come true with a little help from the National Bank employees who participated in this year’s Salvation Army Angel Tree gift giving program.

At the beginning of every holiday season the Salvation Army of the New River Valley asks individuals and businesses throughout the area to adopt an "Angel" by purchasing gifts for local children in need. The program serves Floyd, Giles, Montgomery and Pulaski Counties as well as the City of Radford.

"We were able to help well over thirty local children have a very special holiday this year," commented James G. Rakes., Chairman, President and CEO of National Bank. "We are pleased to be a part of this wonderful program once again this year."

National Bank employees have been participating to the Salvation Army Angel Tree program for more than a decade. In addition to the gifts collected, the bank made a monetary contribution to support the programs of the Salvation Army.

Founded in Blacksburg in 1891, National Bank is a community bank with 25 offices throughout Southwest Virginia.  The bank is a subsidiary of National Bankshares, Inc., a Blacksburg-based financial holding company with over $1 billion in assets.