United Community Bank Honors Military with Service Week

United Community Bank Honors Military with Service Week

Throughout the week of Nov. 8, a number of United Community Bank employees displayed kindness and community service to honor America's veterans in the lead-up to the official U.S. holiday on Nov. 11. 

Employees of the bank were encouraged to participate in activities in their communities to show their gratitude for the freedoms and liberties provided by the men and women who served the United States. 

As part of these activities, Veterans United organized collection drives for organizations that provide shelter for homeless veterans, assembles and distributes care packages for veterans, military families, and military spouses, and writes thank you cards to veterans.

“As a nearly 21-year veteran of active U.S. Air Force and Naval Reserve Intelligence, it’s incredibly important to me that our team takes time to not only reflect on the contributions of our veterans but has the opportunity to express appreciation for their willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good,” said Rich Bradshaw, president and chief banking officer for United Community Bank. 

As part of the donation program, the company will also support local organizations providing veterans services. Among other examples, a $5,000 gift has recently been made to support the completion of a Fisher House near the William Jennings Bryan Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia, S.C. Fisher House gives military or veteran families a place to stay while someone close is receiving treatment. 

In addition, the nonprofit organization of which Wounded Warrior Project is a local chapter will receive an additional $25,000 to benefit veterans or their families across the country.

By participating in the community and being a banking partner, United Community Bank consistently supports veterans and their families. Veteran small business owners and borrowers can take advantage of specific bank programs.

United's website can be accessed at www.ucbi.com for additional information about the company.