Relief Fund Established for Richmond Hill Community

             Relief Fund Established for Richmond Hill Community

BMO Harris Bank Locations Accepting Contributions

PR Newswire

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 16, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Southport Presbyterian Church has
established a disaster relief fund to provide assistance to members of the
Richmond Hill Community affected by an explosion November 10^th. The
explosion killed two residents and damaged nearly 80 homes. The account has
been set up at BMO Harris Bank and donations can be made at any of the bank's

"This terrible accident was less than half a mile away from us so we've seen
firsthand the difficulties the involved families are dealing with," said Rob
Hock, Senior Pastor of Southport Presbyterian Church. "We are blessed to
provide assistance to our neighbors in times of great need and pleased that we
are in a position to help with the physical and emotion needs resulting from
the situation."

Residents of the affected area should contact the church and a care manager
from the church will be assigned to each family to provide assistance with
immediate physical items, counseling and other needs.Southport Presbyterian
has been collecting donations of supplies since the day after the incident,
but states that the primary need to assist the families now is cash.

"Everyone at BMO Harris Bank was deeply saddened by this tragic event," said
Tim Massey, Regional President BMO Harris Bank. "One of the best things about
living in Indiana is how we work together to help those in our communities
when they need it, and the Southport Presbyterian Church has a long history of
being an important asset to the area through their service to the community."

All BMO Harris locations are currently accepting cash or check donations from
customers or the general public. Checks can be made payable to the Southport
Presbyterian Disaster Relief Fund. The account number for the fund is
4872549671. Donations also may be made in person at Southport Presbyterian
Church or online at The address for the church is

Southport Presbyterian Church
7525 McFarland Blvd.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46237

About BMO Harris Bank
Based in Chicago, BMO Harris Bank N.A. provides a broad range of personal
banking products and solutions through over 600 branches and approximately
1,300 ATMs in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota,
Nevada, Arizona and Florida. BMO Harris Bank's commercial banking team
provides a combination of sector expertise, local knowledge and mid-market
focus throughout the U.S. Deposit and loan products and services provided by
BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. BMO Harris Bank ^ SM is a trade name used by
BMO Harris Bank N.A. BMO Harris Bank is part of BMO Financial Group, a North
American financial organization with 1,600 branches, and a retail deposit base
of approximately $180 billion.

SOURCE BMO Harris Bank

Contact: Beth Copeland,, +1-317-269-1395
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