It’s hard to turn on the news and not get discouraged by current events. But, we’ve seen the country come together to help hurricane-affected cities and we know our local communities have the same capabilities.
As we enter the season of giving, Two Rivers Bank & Trust wants to remind our business partners that giving back is not just an individual’s responsibility. We know it’s a busy time for everyone, but there are ways, big and small, you can get involved.
Cyndi Parks, Senior Branch Manager at Two Rivers Bank & Trust, explained some of the ways we help out in our neighborhoods.
“Last month was the 25th anniversary of our Paint-A-Thon in Burlington,” Parks said. “More than 500 homes have been painted by thousands of volunteers over the years. It’s wonderful to see our communities wrap their arms around at-need families.”
Since the holidays are right around the corner, we wanted to let you know about two of our volunteering programs that take place in December.
By market, some of our branches adopt a family at Christmastime and some accept Toys For Tots donations. In Burlington and Mediapolis, we also involve local law enforcement for a special day.
“One of my favorite activities is Shop With A Cop,” she said. “Uniformed officers take children to Walmart to shop and spend the afternoon together. It’s truly incredible. I’ve seen kids buying paper products because they know they need them at home and I’ve seen kids buy presents for their siblings. The officers love the time, too.”
Community volunteering is something Two Rivers employees take very seriously.
“As our neighborhood financial institution, taking care of our community is important,” Parks explained. “We care about our neighbors and giving back to the community whether it’s financially or with our time.”
So this holiday season, we encourage you to give of your presence, mentor, coach, and be visible in your community. It matters more than you’ll ever