Natasha Galloway of BB Fly Trucking received a $30,000 grant in September and was eager to use the funds to take her small business to the next level. She had big plans, including paying off her truck, purchasing a trailer, and investing in commercial property. However, things did not go as planned when she encountered problems accessing the grant funds.
Galloway was informed of the grant award via email on September 29 and received the check on October 25. She took it to her local Regions Bank branch but was told that the check was suspicious. The bank proceeded to freeze her entire business account and began a three-month investigation into the matter. Despite confirmation from the Greater Houston Community Foundation that Galloway was indeed a grant recipient and verification of the check’s legitimacy by Regions Bank, she is still unable to access any of the funds in her account.
Galloway expressed her frustration and disappointment with what has happened, as she had high hopes for how the grant money would benefit her business. Regions Bank stated that they are looking into the investigation but cannot discuss clients’ banking information publicly. Galloway suggested following Lileana Pearson on social media for further updates on this matter.