In honor of National Volunteer Week, held April 23-29, 2017, Alpine Bank held a social media contest that garnered more than 1,400 entries and resulted in a large donation to one lucky Colorado nonprofit. The bank also far surpassed its goal of logging 600 employee volunteer hours during the week.
Alpine Bank recently announced that Peggy Pine of Montrose won the contest; she nominated the Black Canyon Animal Sanctuary to receive a $2,500 donation.
Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week encourages people to engage in their communities, take action and inspire those around us to create social change.This year, Alpine Bank hosted a National Volunteer Week Facebook nonprofit contest whereby entrants could nominate their favorite Colorado nonprofit organizations to win a $2,500 donation.
“All of us at Alpine Bank want to extend a warm thank you to everyone who participated in our National Volunteer Week nonprofit contest,” said Glen Jammaron, Alpine Bank president. “We received more than 1,400 entries and were thrilled to see the excitement Colorado has for supporting nonprofits in our communities.”
Alpine Bank’s involvement in National Volunteer Week resulted in a total of 1,481 hours donated by employees, far surpassing the initial goal of 600 service hours, or one hour per employee. In addition, 100 Alpine Bank employees volunteered for one or more nonprofit organizations on one or more days during the week. According to the Corporation for National and Community Service, this equates to $38,032.08 given back at the Colorado wage equivalent of $25.68 per hour.