Apr 15, 201103:17 PMBlog

Umpqua holds volunteer fairs inside its stores

Apr 15, 2011 - 03:17 PM
Umpqua holds volunteer fairs inside its stores
Umpqua Bank has launched the first phase of a three-part Community Action Campaign to spur volunteer efforts throughout the Puget Sound.

"It's really to inspire the community about volunteerism in partnership with Umpqua," said Susan Clearman, area manager. "This is what we do and what we believe in."

Five regional Umpqua banks, including those on Pearl Street and Proctor Street in Tacoma, held volunteer fairs today in an effort to match community members with local nonprofits. Participating nonprofits had tables set up inside the banks and could sign up volunteers on the spot. While it might seem odd to have a volunteer fair inside a bank, Clearman said many customers and even some non-customers stopped by to discuss community service options with the nonprofit organizations.

Community Action Days are scheduled for April 23 and 30, allowing community members to volunteer at three nonprofits. And from April 25 through May 13, Umpqua will allow community members to vote for which of the three local nonprofits will receive a $10,000 donation from the bank.

"Volunteerism and the hands-on support of the nonprofits serving our communities is an integral part of the health of this region and of Umpqua's culture," said Ray Davis, CEO of Umpqua Bank. "We are pleased to connect our associates and area residents with these terrific local organizations and share the bank's commitment to the Puget Sound." 


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