November 15, 2019
Albany, OR — November 15, 2019. Willamette Community Bank celebrates Community Bank Week (October 21-25) by celebrating and serving our local communities. Throughout the week bank employees and board members completed 135 volunteer hours with nine nonprofits in Albany, Lebanon, and Salem while also making donations to two nonprofits serving domestic violence survivors and a third donation providing support to Kitty Angel Team Adoption in Lebanon, OR.
“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.”
Employees from all three bank branches as well as members of the board of directors for the bank participated in volunteer work benefitting the following organizations:
- Lebanon Meals on Wheels – 10.5 total hours
- Horses of Hope (Turner, OR) – 14 total hours
- Fish of Albany – 8 total hours
- SafeHaven Humane Society (Albany/Tangent) – 8 total hours
- Linn Benton Food Share (Albany/Tangent) – 18 total hours
- Habitat for Humanity (Salem) – 24 total hours
- Albany Boys & Girls Club – 5 total hours
- Family Building Blocks (Salem) – 12 total hours
- Albany Downtown Association – Trick or Treat – 4 total hours
Willamette Community Bank also spent 3.5 hours collecting and purchasing donations for the following nonprofits:
- CARDV (Albany)
- Center for Hope and Safety (Salem)
- Kitty Angel Adoption Team (Lebanon)
Additionally, the bank partnered with Shred-it and the Oregon Bankers Association to host a Community Shred event where over 4000 lbs. of confidential documents were shredded. Employees spent 28 hours organizing and participating in this event.
Oregon Community Bank Week was declared by Governor Kate Brown as a statewide celebration of the positive impact community banks have on their communities. Community banks are economic drivers for the state of Oregon, helping create jobs, providing loans locally so families and businesses can grow, and reinvesting in the communities they serve both financially and through active community engagement.
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.
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