Today was volunteer day for First Interstate Banks across Wyoming

Published: Sep. 10, 2020 at 12:12 AM CDT
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RIVERTON, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -

First interstate Banks in all six states they operate in, including Wyoming, closed at noon today to serve their communities.

Mark Evans, First Interstate Bank President of the Riverton and Lander branches emphasized, “It’s really neat because we all say we’ll make time to do these things for our communities, then all the time we get busy with our families and our personal lives. By having somebody set aside time for all of us to go out and do it, it’s really neat and it makes it really special. So I hope we keep doing it for the years to come.”

First interstate Bank is throughout Wyoming, and in South Dakota, Oregon, Idaho, and Washington, but were founded in Sheridan, Wyoming. This is the third year that they have closed in the second week of September for a half day to volunteer at nonprofits in the community.

Today they stocked shelves at food pantries, pulled weeds, and painted at Paws Animal Shelter. One nonprofit that benefited was ‘Eagle’s Hope.’ They provide emergency shelter and temporary housing, with help transitioning back to employment and daily life.

Michelle Widmayer is the Executive Director at Eagle’s Hope Transitions, and she was thankful for the assistance at their food pantry today.

“They reached out again because they knew that we had taken on the emergency shelter. So they wanted to be a part of that again this year, and reached out and wanted to know what they could do to help us. It’s just been a really great partnership between Eagle’s Hope and First Interstate Bank,” noted Widmayer.

Eagle’s Hope Transitions is still looking for more volunteers, and donations including dishes, small kitchen appliances, and furniture. Eagle’s Hope main office number is (307) 463-2020.

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