(Tallassee, AL) – PrimeSouth Bank employees were issued a challenge in November, 2013, by their chief executive officer Dave Baggett to “make an impact” in the communities they serve. The only rules of the company-wide contest were to work as a team and use the $250 seed money given to each team by the bank as a start to make a difference for community organizations of their choice in Tallapoosa, Elmore and/or Montgomery Counties.
The four teams chose varying organizations to serve during the two month contest, but the outcome for each was the same – they each saw a difference being made in the community by their service work.
One of the teams worked with the Elmore County Food Pantry in several different ways. They volunteered time at the pantry and also collected food and monetary donations. Their efforts resulted in raising an amount that would be enough food to feed 168 families.
“Many, many thanks to PrimeSouth Bank for collecting donations that furnished approximately 13,500 pounds of food,” said Board Pantry Board President Larry Dozier. “Thank you, PrimeSouth Bank for helping the Elmore County Food Pantry continue changing peoples lives.”
The remaining teams made a difference in the community through other worthwhile efforts such as hosting a program to honor local veterans, aiding local needy families and shelters and raising funds for abused children.
In all, PrimeSouth Bank employees gave nearly 60 hours of time, touched 750 lives in the community and gave a total of $5,600 to the organizations they served.
“I could not be more pleased with the efforts given by our employees during what started out to be a company contest. The impact not only touched lives in our community, but was felt by our employees as well,” Baggett said. “We are going to continue our efforts and build off this project going forward. I can’t wait to see what our employees do next.”
PrimeSouth Bank is a locally-owned bank and has locations in Wetumpka, Tallassee and Pike Road, Alabama. To learn more about the bank, please visit www. Primesouthbank.com or call (334) 283-6594.