Local KeyBank employees spent the afternoon on May 15 volunteering with community organizations for KeyBank’s 29th annual Neighbors Make the Difference Day.
In the Tacoma area, volunteers fanned out to clean up Jack Hyde Park; sand boats and help around the shop at Tacoma Boat Builders; and removed a fence, then dug holes, mixed concrete and put in posts for a new fence on behalf of Habitat for Humanity.
Nationwide, more than 6,000 Key employees were on the ground in their local communities, committing nearly 25,000 hours to community organizations.
“Communities thrive when volunteers unite,” said Brian Marlow, KeyBank market president for South Puget Sound. “It’s why hundreds of KeyBank employees came together on Neighbors Make the Difference Day to take responsibility for the well-being of our community.”
Neighbors Make the Difference Day launched in 1991, with a group of KeyBank employees in Alaska who volunteered for service projects. By 1993, KeyBank extended the concept to many of the communities it served, making it an official day of employee volunteerism. Now, Neighbors Make the Difference Day is a hallmark program and leading corporate volunteerism effort in America, showcasing KeyBank’s commitment to communities.