provided to The Santiva Chronicle
Bank of the Islands President Robbie Roepstorff is pleased to announce the continuation of Thankful Tuesdays – the Bank’s way to support our island community’s recovery from Hurricane Ian.
“We all need a boost as our shared recovery continues, so take a break from your cleanup and come by for a visit. Every Tuesday, we are offering food, services, and other surprise gift items. This coming Tuesday December 6th, we are offering something many islanders may have lost in the storm – new We Love Our Islands vehicle decals. It’s a good way to jump start the great program through which islanders have helped choose which non-profits will receive the Bank’s weekly donations,” said Roepstorff. “We will also continue to offer refreshments as we have since the launch of Thankful Tuesdays. It’s our way of saying how proud we are to be your island bank.”
The program started in early November, with Bank of the Islands inviting neighbors and customers to visit the Sanibel office for refreshment and renewal. Previous offerings of support have included coffee, doughnuts, boxed lunches, 4,000 pounds of bagged ice, and stress-relieving seated massages to help those working on their homes and businesses.
The Bank of the Islands’ offices, including ATM operations, have both reopened after the hurricane. The Captiva office, located next to the Captiva Post Office at 14812 Captiva Drive, is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday. The bank’s Sanibel office is offering full banking services from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday out of its temporary on-site operation on premise at 1699 Periwinkle Way at Casa Ybel Road. In addition, the Edison National Bank offices, 13000 S. Cleveland Ave., Fort Myers, and the River District office, 2105 First St., will continue to welcome all of the Bank’s island customers.
As the oldest locally owned and managed community bank on Sanibel and Captiva, Bank of the Islands is celebrating its 25th anniversary and proud to be the winner of more than 50 “Best of the Islands” awards over two decades.