Meet Nancy Clampet, Senior Teller at the Post Falls branch. After suffering a nearly fatal 4-wheeler crash while out in the woods with her family in 2013, Nancy was hospitalized and in rehabilitation for weeks.
With medical bills mounting, Intermountain Community Bank’s Tree of Hope program (the inspiration for Columbia Cares), was able to provide financial assistance to help alleviate the burden of medical bills for Nancy and her family.
Nancy expressed her gratefulness to the generosity of her fellow employees: “At the time of our family crisis, financial issues took a back seat until the immediate danger was past. What a blessing it is to find out that members of our “work family” have stepped up to help us out. While I am recuperating, it is truly heart-warming to know that this is a company of friends and family, linked by a common caring for each other. Thank you from the bottoms of our hearts.”
Ron is no stranger to helping others as he has served as military service member and a police deputy sheriff, so it was no surprise that others wanted to help during his time of need.
While serving in the United States Air Force, Ron sustained a severe leg wound from an explosion. After dealing with years of medical issues related to the injury, recent complications made it necessary to amputate the affected limb.
Ron and his wife reside on a ranch and with Ron now in a wheelchair, several structural changes were needed on their property so that Ron could access the home, shop and animals. Columbia Cares was able to provide financial assistance towards making their home, shop and ranch wheelchair accessible so that Ron could continue living the same quality of life that he had appreciated prior to his surgery.