American Momentum Bank helped the Permian Basin Rehabilitation Center raise more than $1.3 million during its 44th Annual Telethon on April 17 and 18. The bank served as a sponsor of the event and had volunteers manning the phones from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday.

The annual telethon, which aired on NewsWest 9, raises funds for the rehab center to provide therapy services to patients who need assistance regardless of their financial situation. During the eight-hour event, viewers heard stories about patients and celebrated their determination, persistence and inspiration.

“The Permian Basin Rehabilitation Center does a lot to serve the need of our local community,” Greg Simmons, Odessa Market President, American Momentum Bank said. “We are proud to support their efforts during the annual telethon and help further their mission of improving lives by providing exceptional and compassionate therapy services.”

As a sponsor, American Momentum Bank donated $4,000 to the center and a television that was given away as a prize during the live telethon. The bank also had 10 volunteers answering the phones and taking donations from callers. The Permian Basin Rehab Center is the Permian Basin’s only comprehensive, non-profit, multidisciplinary rehabilitation facility that provides speech, physical and occupational therapy, and hearing/audiology services. The center serves patients of all ages and abilities who find themselves in need.