Today we acknowledge and celebrate the importance of good neighbors. It’s always enjoyable having a good neighbor, but we think it’s more important to BE a good neighbor. That’s why today, on National Good Neighbor Day, our branches across Iowa are going out into their neighborhoods to deliver a smile, and in some cases, goodies too!
Senior Branch Manager of Central Iowa, Igor Cavlovic, said, “A good neighbor is someone that you can always count on, that’s there for you when you need them. Someone that you can have a nice conversation with and help each other out, which are all important values to us at Two Rivers Bank & Trust.”
All three of our Burlington/West Burlington branches decided to deliver goodie baskets to customers and neighbors alike, including the police and fire departments, while our Coralville and Iowa City branches delivered their baskets to local police stations and area businesses.
Our Mediapolis branch served 475 people at a Community Appreciation Luncheon, held earlier in the month on September 10, which they said was a great neighborhood event that they will continue to participate in.
Julie Brown, Alicia Whalen (pictured left), and the rest of our team in New London packed a van filled with balloons and donuts and is spending the day thanking the New London Schools, Daycare, Police, the Mt. Pleasant Police and Iowa Wesleyan University.
Cavlovic in Des Moines decided to offer their branch services to the Food Bank of Iowa in downtown Des Moines. “They need help with sorting dry goods, baked goods, and today we are providing some assistance to them so that they can get that distributed to those in need,” said Cavlovic.
Get out into your neighborhood today and do some good. Hold the door for someone walking behind you, strike up a conversation with a stranger, pay for someone’s coffee, write a positive review about a business you enjoy…
“Volunteer, maybe go around and deliver some small treats to your neighbors around you to say ‘thank you for always being there for us,’ and just showing that appreciation,” said Cavlovic.
At Two Rivers Bank & Trust, you’re rewarded for being a good neighbor. In 1991, The Good Neighbors Club was started with about 100 members and today we have grown to a membership of over 3,000!