In big ways and small, West Bank has a culture of caring about the communities we serve.
Employees are encouraged to find a cause they are passionate about and devote their time and effort to organizations that support that cause. Sometimes they are able to use their financial expertise. Sometimes they use other skills like carpentry or mentoring. They may choose to focus on an area that aligns with what they do at the Bank or something that is totally different.
Some projects are a tribute to a co-worker or family member lost. For example, each year employees join the family of a co-worker who died of lymphoma in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Des Moines Light the Night Walk in memory of him.
Depending on the project, West Bankers may participate individually or we may turn out en masse like we do every year for banking and tabulation duty for Variety – the Children’s Charity’s annual telethon.
In 2017, West Bankers gave approximately 9,000 volunteer hours to community organizations. That’s an average of over 50 hours per year per employee. West Bankers have stepped up to guide the direction of many community organizations and their projects. These range from committee service to president of the board of directors.
West Bank is proud to put the Community in Community Banking!
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