Local nonprofits get a helping hand during First Interstate Bank’s Volunteer Day Wednesday

County 10 Photo - (L-R) Brenda Gardner, Toni Barton, Lori Nicol & Liz Jahnke painted kennels at PAWS

(Fremont County, WY) — To support the communities it serves, First Interstate Bank (FIB) hosted its 4th annual Volunteer Day on September 8th. As part of this philanthropic effort, all First Interstate locations closed at noon, giving employees paid time to volunteer in their communities.

Locally, First Interstate employees in Riverton and Lander participate in service projects with nonprofits ranging from Help for Health Hospice to PAWS for Life.

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County 10 Photo – Connor Faran pruning outside of the Soldiers House of Fremont County

Employees selected their own service projects to ensure they catered to the specific needs of their communities and were encouraged to support nonprofit organizations working to eliminate poverty.

First Interstate Bank volunteers pose in front of the First Stop Help Center. County 10 photo.

“Giving back to the places we call home is what makes us who we are,” said First Interstate President and CEO, Kevin Riley. “Yes, we’re a full-service community bank, but more importantly, we’re a trusted community partner and neighbor. We are honored to celebrate the power of community with you on Volunteer Day—and every day.”

County 10 Photo – (L-R) Kayla Stalley, Angie Lehto & Lisa Keisel are organizing the Eagles Hope thrift store

Volunteers helped with paint projects at both PAWS for Life and Help for Health Hospice. They also helped with landscaping at the Soldiers House of Fremont County and cleaning the empty lot next door for a community garden. Stocked and cleaned at the Christian Food Storehouse and put together hygiene kits for Eagles Hope, Volunteers of America, Almost Home Wyoming and First Stop Help Center.

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