It seems like every week or so Utah wins another award for being a great place to live. But these awards are just the tip of the iceberg. In reality, what makes Utah great are the great people who live here.
Utahns care about their community and their neighbors. They give time and money to charity. They study hard in school and they work hard when they go to work. They elect good people to govern their cities, counties and state. Who should get the credit for all the awards Utah receives? Utahns of course!
That’s why the Utah Bankers Association is launching a new social media initiative entitled “The Heart of Our Community!” We want to give credit where credit is due – the wonderful people and the non-profit organizations they support that work hard to fill the gaps that exist in the fabric of our communities.
Utah bankers see it every day. Last year we donated over $50 million to these marvelous organizations, and volunteered over 700,000 hours to help them reach their goals. We know what they are doing and we are in awe of the wonderful service they provide to the most vulnerable among us.
We want to share with everyone the inspiring things we see each and every day and the organizations that make it possible. And we hope that by sharing these stories, we will inspire even more people to reach out and volunteer, contribute and serve in the community.
Each month a different non-profit organization will be highlighted, telling stories of volunteers and individuals helped by their efforts and spreading the word about how you can help through volunteering or donations. Organizations highlighted also receive a $1,000 donation from the Utah Bankers Association. If you would like to see a specific organization highlighted that is changing lives and making our community a better place to live, please share that story with us so we can share it with everyone. We can’t have enough good news these days.