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United Bank Nationally Recognized for Volunteerism with the ABA Foundation Community Commitment Award
Vienna, Va. & Charleston, W.Va. — United Bank’s employee volunteer program was recently recognized as one of the strongest in the nation. The award, presented by the American Bankers Association (ABA) Foundation, specifically recognized United’s Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Action Committee during the ABA’s Annual Convention in New York City.
In 2017, United created a bank-wide infrastructure to connect employees to high-impact volunteer opportunities, aligning its community efforts behind common goals to move the needle on key challenges facing the communities it serves. The CRA Action Committee is composed of local representatives from each of United’s 20 markets. The primary criteria for joining the committee is passion for community service, and members represent a variety of departments and roles within the bank. In its first year, the committee increased employee service participation by over 40 percent and reached 31,444 total volunteer hours. “The CRA Action Committee demonstrates United Bank’s strong and passionate commitment to bettering the lives of its customers and local community,” said Rob Nichols, ABA president and CEO. “Their work embodies the mission of the Community Commitment Awards and they are a truly well-deserved recipient.”
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