** For Immediate Release **
Minnesota Banks Undertaking Hundreds of Community Service Projects
Minnesota Bankers Association’s Community Impact Month is happening now
Eden Prairie – September, 2021. In September, throughout Minnesota, more than 80 banks and 330 branches in over 200 separate cities and towns are teaming up to serve their local communities as part of Minnesota Bankers Community Impact Month. During this dedicated month, participating MBA member banks engage employees in volunteer service activities, highlighting the vital role that banks play in their communities. Throughout the entire year, Minnesota banks devote countless hours to community enriching projects. Volunteer projects undertaken by participating banks during Minnesota Bankers Community Impact Month enhance and reflect this year-round support of local communities in Minnesota.
Banks participating in the Minnesota Bankers Community Impact Month have committed to a wide range of volunteer activities for organizations such as Meals on Wheels, the ALS Foundation, United Way, Habitat for Humanity, American Red Cross, and Second Harvest Heartland, plus many more local organizations. A full listing of banks, branches and volunteer activities can be found at www.minnbankers.com/communityimpact.
“The outpouring of support by Minnesota bankers to this month-long campaign demonstrates the deep commitment by bankers to their communities” said Joe Witt, MBA President/CEO. “In addition to providing the capital that helps families and local businesses thrive, Minnesota banks’ record of supporting local programs is second to none.”
Ken Johnson, MBA Board Chair and President/CEO of North Shore Bank in Duluth, Minnesota, notes that community building is at the heart of banking. “Throughout our state’s history, Minnesota’s banks have always played a central role in helping our communities thrive,” said Johnson. “We couldn’t be prouder to participate in a campaign that helps us make an even bigger impact for the communities we serve.”
The Minnesota Bankers Association is the state’s largest trade association devoted exclusively to the representation of commercial banks. The MBA was founded in 1889 and represents 95% of Minnesota’s chartered banks. The MBA is proud to support our member banks as they work to ensure vibrant communities throughout the state. For more information, please visit our website at www.minnbankers.com.
Media Contact: Carla Bush, Director of Communications/Education, Minnesota Bankers Association, [email protected]; 952-857-2605