Not all banks are cold and indifferent to their communities and cities.
On Nov. 22, the Bank of the West near 87th and Pflumm in Lenexa donated more than 100 toy bears to homeless children in the old Northeast area in Kansas City.
Santa Claus passed out the bears to many kids who may not receive another Christmas gift this year. The kids hugged their bears as adults would protect a very expensive gift.
The next time you are near 87th and Pflumm, stop in and thank Jeannie Martin and the other great employees of the Bank of the West for a sincere act of kindness toward the homeless kids of our city.
Joe and Lorene Thomason