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First Western Bank and Trust celebrates Volunteer Days

Over 600 hours of volunteering are donated each year by FWBT employees. The volunteer event is in memory of founder J.H. "Jack" Hoeven Jr.

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ALEXANDRIA — First Western Bank and Trust (FWBT) has partnered with local charities, non-profits, and other organizations to improve each community it serves during its fourth annual Volunteer Days, Oct. 3–7.

A FWBT branch is located in Alexandria.

FWBT was founded on the principles of community improvement and involvement. In every region, First Western prides itself on being part of making their communities great places to live, work and raise families.

Over 600 hours of volunteering are donated each year by FWBT employees. The volunteer event is in memory of founder J.H. "Jack" Hoeven Jr.

“Volunteer Days has become a proud tradition, one that resonates in the hearts of each employee in every region we serve,” said Brenda K. Foster, chair, president and CEO of First Western Bank and Trust. “We have a responsibility to improve and serve where we live. That passion was present in our founder, and it continues today.”

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During Volunteer Days, all employees in every First Western location are given the opportunity to participate in a volunteer activity, most of them occurring during the work day. Some of the service projects scheduled this year include: serving food at soup kitchens, wrapping diapers for needy families, collecting canned goods for food drives, visiting seniors at assisted living facilities, making tie blankets for local shelters, and participating in various fundraisers for non-profits throughout North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota.

First Western employs approximately 340 people across 17 locations in North Dakota, Minnesota and South Dakota.

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