Website Highlights Bank Community Engagement
WVBankers, have you shared your story on AmericasBanks website? Bankers are encouraged to share the website, facts and figures, stories and videos with their lawmakers and customers. Let's make sure the story of West Virginia's banks is included.
The new America’s Banks website spotlights the many ways U.S. banks of all sizes give back to the communities they serve. Banks donated an estimated $2.1 billion to charitable community organizations in 2016, and banking industry employees donate 7.8 million volunteer hours annually. For example, Inland Bank and Trust in Illinois partners with the American Cancer Society to launch Project: Purple Roads, through which bank employees receive paid time off and mileage reimbursement to help drive cancer patients to and from their chemotherapy appointments during the workday. This successful program was the recipient of an ABA Foundation Community Commitment Award in 2015.
To learn more, visit the newly reimagined America’s Banks website, aba.com/AmericasBanks. Bankers are encouraged to share the website, facts and figures, stories and videos with their lawmakers and customers and are invited when sharing on social media, to use the hashtag #AmericasBanks.
Bankers are also encouraged to share their efforts to give back in their communities by submitting an application for this year’s Community Commitment Awards. Bankers can submit applications in one or all seven categories: affordable housing, community and economic development, financial education, protecting older Americans, volunteerism, and the George Bailey Award, which recognizes a non-CEO employee who demonstrates an outstanding commitment to community service. Applications are due Friday, July 13. Apply now.