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Citizens Bank of Las Cruces, Genuine Hometown Banking
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Community Involvement

2021 Community Shred Day - Las Cruces

At last, Citizens Bank held its overdue Annual Shred Day today to help minimize the risk of identity theft within the Community. Every day, trashcans are filled with personal information like credit and debit receipts, credit card statements, paycheck stubs and medical bills. All the things a thief would want and need to do their job well! If you missed the chance to protect your information and your identity, we will be shredding again in TorC next Wednesday, Sept. 15th from 11-1pm. A special thank you to American Document Services for providing the shredding services and Your Country 103.9 KGRT for helping to get the word out!
citizens bank staff, KGRT, and American document services work the shred day event in las cruces

2021 Community Shred Days

Shred Day. Protect Your Information.
Las Cruces, Sept 8th, 11am-1pm, 505 S Main St., 88001. T or C, Sept 15th, 11am-1am, 1920 N Date St., 87901. American Document Services will be on site, to provide shredding at no charge. (limit 5 boxes per person). Come Join Us.

2021 Mudd Volleyball Tournament

Citizens Bank had a blast this weekend at the Mudd for Matches Volleyball Tournament! We would like to give a huge shout out to Big Brothers Big Sisters for organizing this event to help ignite and empower the potential of youth!
staff of citizens bank playing Mudd Volleyball

High School Debit Card Program

Thank you to our customers and their support of the High School Debit Card Program! In 2020, Citizens Bank was able to donate $23,965 to the Las Cruces Public Schools and $6,183 to Hot Springs High School in T or C. Since the program's inception in 2014 Citizens Bank has been able to donate over $139,000 to our local high schools.
Jed Fanning and Rhena Phillips present LCPS with donation check. Socially distanced and masked.

Back The Blue

Citizens Bank of Las Cruces showed their support for the family of Officer Darian Jarrott by designating February 17th to Back the Blue for the fallen hero. The Bank sold blue ribbons within its seven branches and was able to raise $3,962. Thank you for your service Office Jarrott, and may you rest in peace.
socially distanced and masked pictures of bank staff in black shirts with blue ribbons.

Reflecting On 2020

Reflecting On 2020. Supporting Our Community Was Our Best Achievement. Graphic lists off multiple items


Thank You For Your Support

Thanks for the confidence you've placed in us! Our Board of Directors, Officers, and Staff, wish to thank the community for your continued support and loyalty. We’re honored to have been selected #1 by the Bulletin’s Best Of The Mesilla Valley in four categories: 
Best Bank
Best Financial Institution
Best Locally Owned Business
Best Mortgage/Home Lender
This is a fitting tribute for our Bank’s 50th Year Anniversary Celebration.


Thank You Healthcare Heroes!

Citizens Bank is out spreading holiday cheer! The team assembled and delivered over 1,000 care packages to recognize and give thanks to those providing healthcare to our communities during this challenging time. In addition, our team delivered poinsettias to local organizations and was able to donate $2,000 to the El Paso Children's Hospital at the Love and Joy Telethon held on Friday, December 11th. Thank you healthcare heroes for everything that you do!
collage of staff from Citizens and hospital staff with goodie bags

Teacher Supply Drive

Citizens Bank loves our community! Our employees recently worked to raise $850 for Families & Youth Inc. to support their Teacher Supplies Drive as a way to thank our area teachers for their commitment and dedication.
Bank staff poses with volunteers from Families And Youth Inc with a large check

SBA Paycheck Protection Program

My Community. My Bank. Citizen Bank responded quickly to the Small Business Administration
Payroll Protection Program (PPP) which provides assistance
for small businesses to keep their workforce employed during the
Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. As a certified SBA lender our experienced
team members were able to help save thousands of
local jobs at over 500 small businesses in multiple communities.
Since our doors opened 50 years ago, Citizens Bank has served
our communities through both times of prosperity and of economic
difficulty. Citizens Bank is proud to support our communities
and offer our years of financial experience. We know that
now, more than ever, a local community bank is invaluable in
helping the people we serve.
If COVID-19 has negatively impacted your business, and you
need financial assistance, we are here to help.

Citizens Bank and "Together Las Cruces"

Together Las Cruces logo    Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico logo
 
Citizens Bank is proud to be a supporter and contributor to the “Together Las Cruces” fund setup to assist the Las Cruces community in response to COVID-19

With the recent state mandates impacting the lives of many families in our Las Cruces community, especially those in the tourism and hospitality fields, a group of local restauranteurs, business owners, and philanthropists have come together to offer aid during this uncertain time. The Together Las Cruces fund will be managed and administered by the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico and will help support a grant to qualifying Dona Ana country residents who have been laid off or furloughed, or have experienced a significant loss of income as a result of the state’s executive order. To launch the fund, local businesses and donors have committed $125,000 dollars for the effort. Funds will be awarded in the amount of $100-$500, based on the applying individuals’ needs.

For additional information regarding this fund, please visit www.togetherlascruces.org or call 575-521-4794.

Together Las Cruces fund will be managed and administered by the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico in response to the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) health pandemic. The fund will be managed and awarded through a volunteer committee. For questions, email the CFSNM director of impact and outreach at jordan@cfsnm.org.

High School Debit Card Program

Thanks to our customers and their support of the High School Debit Card Program, in 2019 Citizens Bank was able to donate $25,702 to the Las Cruces Public Schools and $5,436 to Hot Springs High School in T or C. Since the program's inception in 2014 Citizens Bank has been able to donate over $109,000 to our local high schools.

staff of Citizens Bank pose with LCPS school board and large check for donation

Lee Ann Tooley delivers check to Hot Springs HS

Stuffed Animal Drive

Citizens Bank employees held a stuffed animal drive to benefit the Las Cruces Lions Club. These stuffed animals are handed out to children from Dona Ana County when in need of comfort in courtrooms or other situations with law enforcement.
Volunteers holding donated stuffed animals

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Citizens Bank comes together to raise awareness for Domestic Violence Awareness Month by wearing purple on Wednesday’s. Domestic violence affects millions, both women and men, of every race, religion, culture and status. Unfortunately, New Mexico is one of the highest ranked states for incidents and cases, let’s come together to raise awareness and take a stand.

If you or someone you know needs help, it’s time to #takeastand and #breakthecycle. There are resources to help victims. The National Domestic Violence Hotline number is 1-800-799-7233, chat online at their website, or contact local authorities. You may also visit https://www.breakthecycle.org/ or https://nomore.org/ for more information or assistance

brank staff posing in purple shirts

Celebrating 1 Year Of Full Service

Our El Paso Branch has been open as a full service location for one year! Thank you El Paso!
El Paso staff posing in branch

2019 Teacher Baskets

Employees of Citizens Bank came together and donated items to local teachers. Thank you teachers for all that you do!
Citizens Bank staff and teachers stand in two different photos with donated supplies in front

2019 Veteran's Basket

Employees of Citizens Bank worked together to create our annual Memorial Day Baskets to honor our nation's veterans. These baskets were hand delivered to the veterans home in T or C, New Mexico. 

2019 Board of Councilors

Citizens Bank's Board of Councilors consists of business people in and around Las Cruces who understand the market and our community’s goals. They provide insight and guidance to the bank and make recommendations where appropriate. Welcome to our new members! 
pictures of our 2019 board of councilors: Carl Bissett, Cindy Binns-Mendoza, Randy Boone, Heather Salopek, Brandon Stuart, Dr. Louis Zuniga, and Nicole Garland
They join our current members: Patty Olson, Brennen Jeffers, Gricel Chavez, Eli Estrada, Eric Walton, Greg Groves, Josh Lyon, Jim Mattocks, Kim Reagan, Paul Malooly, Virgil Medina, and Jennifer Sandoval.

2019 Pet Supply Drive

Employees of Citizens Bank came together and items for Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary and Action Program for Animals.
collage of donated items for pet food drive with bank staff

2019 Community Shred Day - T or C

The TorC Community Shred Day was a success even with a little rain! Thanks to American Document Services for your partnership! Also thank you to the City of TorC for the use of your recycle bins!
collage of bank staff and ads staff helping with the t or c shred day

2019 Community Shred Day - Las Cruces

Another Community Shred Day gone with the wind! Thank you to American Document Services and Your Country 103.9 KGRT for your help in making this event a success.
bank staff and ADS staff holding a bank banner in front of a shred truck

Supporting Aggie Basketball

In support of the Aggie Men's Basketball team, members of staff wore their Aggie gear. Go Aggies!
pictures of staff wearing aggie gear

2019 Community Shred Days

2019 shred day dates and times, las cruces 4/10/19 at 11am at the main branch. t or c on 4/17/19 at 11 am at t or c branch.

Sonoma Elementary Marquee

Thank you to everyone that helped commemorate the new Sonoma Elementary school marquee at the ribbon cutting celebration on 1/30/19. We are proud to be a part of such a great community!

collage of sonoma ranch elementary marquee sign ribbon cutting with students and staff


2018 La Casa Holiday Donation

Employees of Citizens Bank came together to play Secret Santa to benefit La Casa.
staff donation to La Casa

El Paso Branch Grand Opening

 Citizens Bank celebrated the opening of our first full service branch in El Paso on December 5, 2018. We had a great turnout with over 60 people in attendance. To show the support of our newest community, Citizens Bank elected to donate $2,500 to the El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank where $1 supplies up to 7 meals. This donation allowed them to feed 17,500 people! Citizens Bank also donated $2,500 to the El Paso Salvation Army with funds going to help those less fortunate in the El Paso community. Citizens Bank also announced that it would increase its support to the The Borderplex Alliance to $20,000 in 2019. To learn more about how The Borderplex helps our community, see https://borderplexalliance.org/.

Congratulations El Paso! We look forward to many years of success!
collage of El Paso ribbon cutting

New Digital Sign for Highland Elementary

Coming together to make great things happen, that's what our community is all about.
Citizens Bank was happy to help sponsor the new Highland Elementary Marquee along with Campos Creative School Portraits and the Highland PTO.
Images of school marquee and students and staff holding ribbon.

2018 Mudd Volleyball Tournament

Staff from Citizens Bank, with their team "Hometown Dirtballs" represented the Bank as they got muddy to help raise money benefiting the Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region on September 8th.

group picture of staff mud volleyball team


2018 School Supply Drive

Employees of Citizens Bank rallied together to provide supplies to 11 local teachers to help them with the new school year. Thank you teachers for all that you do!
pictures of school supplies. group photo of teachers and staff.

Tents to Rents Fundraiser

Nicole Martinez, Executive Director for Mesilla Valley Community of Hope accepts a check from Vice President, Rhena Phillips of Citizens Bank. The contribution goes to the Tents for Rents annual fundraiser put on to benefit Camp Hope. The camp was developed to support and transition residents to permanent housing as quickly as possible. To learn more about what Mesilla Valley Community of Hope does, visit mvcommunityofhope.org.
Check Presentation to Mesilla Valley Community of Hope for $1,000

2018 Board of Councilors

Citizens Bank's Board of Councilors consists of business people in and around Las Cruces who understand the market and our community’s goals. They provide insight and guidance to the bank and make recommendations where appropriate. Welcome to our new members! 

Picutre of 2018 Board Of Councilors: Kim Reagan, Virgil Medina, Jim Mattocks, Paul Malooley, and Jennifer Sandoval

They join our current members: Donna Richmond, Kent Thurston, Chris May, Jason Browning, Dr. Ed Hernandez, Robert Major, Josh Lyon, Greg Groves, Eric Walton, Eli Estrada, Gricel Chavez, Brennen Jeffers, and Patty Olson.

2018 Veterans Baskets

Employees of Citizens Bank competed to create our annual Memorial Day Baskets to honor our nation's veterans. Once judged by some of our local vets, these baskets were hand delivered to the veterans home in T or C, New Mexico. 
Picture of donated baskets for local veterans

Pet Food Drive

Employees of Citizens Bank came together to raise over 430 lbs of food and goods for Action Program for Animals and Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary. 
Pictures of staff delivering food to animal sanctuaries


2018 Community Shred Day - Las Cruces

We had another successful Shred Day in Las Cruces! Citizens Bank teamed up again with American Document Services to provided a needed service to our community and shredded 32,500 pounds! This year our event was the biggest yet with local radio station KGRT on site and members from the Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce Linking Hands team helping out too! 
Picture of Shred Trucks and staff helping at event

2018 Community Shred Day - T or C

It was a great Shred Day in T or C! In partnership with American Document Services we shredded 11,000 pounds of paper! Special thanks to the City of T or C for donating their recycling bins for empty boxes! 
Collage of pictures from T or C community shred day. People dropping of boxes. recycle bins being unloaded, team posing in front of the truck.

Board of Councilors - Citizens Bank

The Board of Councilors consists of business people in and around Las Cruces who understand the market and our community’s goals. They provide insight and guidance to the bank and make recommendations where appropriate.

Current Board of Councilors:
Jim Mattocks, J&J Supply Robert Major, Major Wildlife Studio
Kim Reagan, Priority One Property Management, Inc. Paul Malooly, El Paso Paper Box, Inc.
Virgil Medina, La Clinica de Familia Jennifer Sandoval, R. Hines Construction
Josh Lyons, Insta-Copy Imaging Greg Groves, Picture Frame Factory Outlet
Eric Walton, Spence Asset Management Eli Estrada, Pat Campbell Insurance, LLC
Gricel Chavez, Southwestern Abstract and Title Co. Brennen Jeffers, Big Star ACE Hardware & Farm Supply
Patty Olson, Exit Realty Donna Richmond, La Pinon Sexual Assault Recovery Services
Kent Thurston, Ken Thurston Development Chris May, Mesilla Valley Hospice
Dr. Ed Hernandez, Eyes of the Southwest Jason Browning, Browning Electric
Thank you for all you do to contribute to the Bank’s continued success.

High School Debit Card Donation 

Thanks to our customers and their support of the High School Debit Card program, in 2017 Citizens Bank was able to donate $19,576 to the Las Cruces Public Schools and $3,318.60 to Hot Springs High School in T or C.

Picture of people presenting a large check


2018 Community Shred Days

Shredded Paper Picture with the following message: 2018 Community Shred Days, Save the Date, 4/11/18 - Truth or Consequences, 4/19/18 - Las Cruces

2017 Aggies Go Bowling!

Employees of Citizens Bank wore all their Aggie gear to celebrate the NMSU Aggies going to the Arizona Bowl! Go Aggies!
 Picture of staff members wearing NMSU Aggie gear.

2017 La Casa Holiday Donation

Employees of Citizens Bank came together to play Secret Santa to benefit La Casa.
 Picture of four women standing beside donated gifts.

2016 Business of the Year

This February Citizens Bank received the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce award for Business of the Year. We would like to congratulate our Citizens Bank family for their hard work as volunteers in our community and involvement as community bankers. We wouldn't have the success that we do if wasn't for the communities involvement as well so for that we would like to thank the Las Cruces and Dona Ana commuinity. Pictured above from left to right are members of our Executive Management team: Jed Fanning EVP, Ruth Christopher EVP & CFO, George Ruth President & CEO, and Tim Hargorove EVP.
Picture of executive management holding the award.

New Digital signs for MacArthur & Desert Hills Elementary

Citizens Bank recently donated brand new digital signs to MacArthur & Desert Hills Elementary. Students and staff marked the occasion with a ribbon cutting ceremony where members of the bank's Marketing Committee were presented with a custom made thank you poster. Pictured above are the students & staff along with George Ruth President, Jessie Sanchez VP, Tres Libby SVP, Jed Fanning EVP, Mikko Noopila VP, and Rhena Phillips AVP.
Picture of staff and students clapping after the ribbon is cut. Donated sign in the foreground.

Students and staff posing in front of the donated sign holding a ribbon and scissors.
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