CNB Market President Mark Haggard stands behind items the branch gathered on behalf of the Oasis Women’s Shelter.
ALTON — The employees at the CNB Bank & Trust branch in Alton are familiar with donating their time and energy to benefit the community, and their efforts in April and May are an accurate reflection of their continuing altruistic spirit.
On April 30, volunteers from the branch joined others in Alton’s Spring Clean-Up event. Planned by the Alton Beautification and Clean City Committee, along with other civic organizations, the event was an organized effort to clean up trash and enhance the city’s visual appeal. This year’s CNB employee volunteers were Mark Haggard, Tom Hoechst, Amy Roady, Beth Davis, Emily Potts, Rose Best, Laura Gerdes and Darlene Ward. The volunteers cleared trash on a strip of Homer Adams Parkway from the Target store to Steak ‘n Shake.
Another endeavor that has captured the spirit of generosity among the Alton CNB employees is a drive to benefit the Oasis Women’s Shelter, which provides emergency shelter and services for battered women and their children at 11 Market St. in Alton. Recognizing an opportunity to provide necessities for use at the shelter, CNB employee Ashley Peipert organized an employee drive earlier this year. The essentials collected by CNB employees and donated to the shelter included diapers, clothing, hygiene products, non-perishable food and drink items, household supplies and more.
Upcoming community outreach continues as CNB hosts a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, at the CNB parking lot in the Red Cross Bloodmobile.
CNB takes its commitment to the community seriously, providing both money and manpower. Employees and their families donate work and personal time to many causes and events, and participate in numerous local charities. Employees are proud of their personal commitment to the Riverbend area and the wide range of philanthropic efforts convey their intrinsic pride and concern for the community.
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