From Points of Light: "National Volunteer Week, April 6-12, 2014, is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It’s about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals."
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Old National's banking center suffered extensive damage after the Harrisburg tornado in February of 2012, but that did not keep their team of volunteers from moving into action to help the community through service ranging from hands-on cleanup efforts to issuing permits so that contractors could quickly enter those areas hardest hit.
Old National’s Southern Illinois volunteers have a strong commitment to community service. In 2012, 112 volunteers gave over 9,400 hours of service in activities ranging from mentoring school children to providing leadership on non-profit boards in addition to disaster relief efforts. This equates to a 95% volunteer participation rate for the region which is significant when compared to national volunteer benchmarks. While it is their hope that we do not need to respond to another natural disaster, their associates are ready and willing to do so if needed.
For their service to Old National Bank’s Southern Illinois Region, Old National Bank received a Business Service Governor’s Volunteer Service Award on April 18th, 2013.
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