Willamette Community Bank celebrates Community Bank Week October 15–19 by giving back

Bank employees will complete over 130 hours of community service for local nonprofits throughout the work week

Albany, OR — Oregon Governor Kate Brown has declared October 15–19 Community Bank Week in Oregon to celebrate the impact that community banks have on their local and state economies. Willamette Community Bank has decided to recognize the week by completing over 130 volunteer hours at six nonprofits in Albany, Lebanon, and Salem.

Employees from all three bank branches as well as every board member for the bank will participate in volunteer work benefitting the following organizations:

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of the Greater Santiam (Lebanon & Sweet Home)
  • Family Tree Relief Nursery (Albany)
  • Fish of Albany
  • SafeHaven Humane Society (Albany/Tangent)
  • Linn Benton Food Share (Albany/Tangent)
  • Habitat for Humanity (Salem)

Additionally, the bank will be making a donation this week for the following nonprofits:

  • St.Mary’s Soup Kitchen (Albany)
  • First Christian Church Lebanon Soup Kitchen
  • Northwest Human Services, Inc. (Salem)

Willamette Community Bank employees and board members completed more than 2,000 community service hours in 2017, and are looking to eclipse that mark this year with efforts like this.

“Investing in a strong community means more than giving dollars,” says Joan Reukauf, President & CEO of Willamette Community Bank. “We know the importance of giving back both monetarily and with our hands, bodies, and minds. Volunteering not only has a great impact on our community, but a great impact on our people and building an environment that supports that is one of our top priorities.”

In addition to helping build stronger communities through support of nonprofits, Willamette Community Bank is also an economic driver in our communities. 100 percent of the loans Willamette Community Bank makes are to Oregon-
based customers, and because all financial decisions are made locally, bankers get to know customers as more than a credit score when evaluating loan and investment opportunities.

Willamette Community Bank is committed to building stronger local communities along with our customers. Banking locally reinvests in the community, helping to make these communities great places to live and work.

About Willamette Community Bank: Willamette Community Bank was founded in Albany, Oregon with an interest in preserving local financial decision-making and building a better community. As we’ve grown to also serve Lebanon, Salem, and surrounding communities we remain committed to these principles.

Neighborly bankers. Cutting-edge services. Fiscal Strength. Local Reinvestment. It’s just who we are.

For questions please contact Trina Henderson at THenderson@willamettecommunitybank.com

Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.

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