A dedicated afternoon for employees to give back to the people and places they call home.
Heritage Bank is hosting its first-ever Volunteer Day on September 14, 2022. As part of this philanthropic effort, all Heritage Bank locations will close at noon on September 14 so employees can volunteer in their communities from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Heritage leveraged its banker’s existing connections with their communities to source various service projects throughout Washington and Oregon. Organizations will include local chapters of Habitat for Humanity, United Way, Junior Achievement, Boys & Girls Clubs and YWCA/YMCA as well as other nonprofits like food banks, animal shelters and senior services.
Across its footprint, Heritage employees will support more than 45 nonprofit organizations. This effort is expected to log more than 1,000 volunteer hours during one concentrated afternoon of service.
Jeff Deuel, the bank’s CEO, said, “We are excited to finally bring this dedicated day of service to life. Giving back to our communities isn’t just part of our mission, it’s ingrained in our culture. Over the last few years, our bankers have dedicated nearly 20,000 hours to local nonprofits, serving as financial educators, small business mentors, job-skills coaches, board members, and, most importantly, as advocates for those most in need. We understand acting locally not only enriches the quality of life for our employees but can have a tremendous impact on our customers and communities.”
Despite the bank’s afternoon closure, Heritage customers will still be able to use the bank’s digital banking features to complete certain transactions. Customers also connect with the bank’s Customer Service Center at 800-455-6126 during this time to address any immediate banking needs.
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