All branches to close at noon local time on September 14 so employees can volunteer in their communities.
Giving back to the places we call home is part of who we are at First Interstate. We do this by offering our time, talent, and treasure throughout 14 distinctly unique states across our footprint.
The past three months, we brought this commitment to life through our inaugural “Believe in Local” campaign, awarding 40 separate $25,000 gifts to deserving nonprofits in our service area, totaling $1 million. First Interstate’s annual Volunteer Day underscores and punctuates these efforts, amplifying our impact to never-before-seen levels.
On Wednesday, September 14, our workforce will team up to participate in more than 300 separate service projects in Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Missouri, Minnesota, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming.
“This day concentrates and magnifies the efforts of our wonderful employees, who give generously to the places where they live and work,” said Kevin Riley, President and CEO of First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. “We are honored to celebrate the power of community with our neighbors today.”
The overarching philanthropic focus for this year’s Volunteer Day is anchored in combating poverty, hunger, and homelessness. However, employees were empowered to select service projects that cater to the specific needs of their communities.
Banking on Volunteer Day – Wednesday, September 14
All branches and offices across our 14-state footprint will close at noon local time on Wednesday, September 14 so our employees can roll up their sleeves and volunteer within their communities.
Although our branch offices will be closed in the afternoon, our Client Contact Center will be fully staffed and available to assist clients from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. MT. Clients can also visit one of our ATMs or use online banking or the mobile banking app for immediate banking needs. Regular branch and service hours will resume on Thursday, September 15.
An Attitude of Gratitude
Giving back on Volunteer Day is not just a one-and-done focus for First Interstate; it’s a philanthropic philosophy employees bring to life every day.
“Investing in our communities, whether through local sponsorships, donations, volunteer efforts, or business development, is what makes us who we are — a full-service community bank offering a unique set of products and services, yes, but more importantly, a trusted community partner and neighbor,” Riley said.
Making a Difference in the Places We Call Home
In addition to Volunteer Day, First Interstate champions other innovative philanthropy-focused programs, including Teach Children to Save, Neighbors Feeding Neighbors, Coats and More, and Get Smart About Credit.
Additionally, through our volunteer match program, First Interstate pays nonprofits $10 for each hour First Interstate employees volunteer at their organizations (minimum of 10 hours). First Interstate also matches employee donations to nonprofits and donates 2% of our net income before taxes to charitable organizations. For more information related to how First Interstate contributes to the health and happiness of the places we call home, please take a peek at our Community Scorecard.
Thank you for your continued business and for helping us celebrate the power of community, the power of teamwork, and the power of service. To learn more about Volunteer Day or the additional services First Interstate offers, please visit our website or stop into one of First Interstate’s convenient branch locations.