West Virginia bank kicks of 150th year anniversary with 150 days of kindness

West Virginia

The oldest bank in Jefferson County, West Virginia has a lot to celebrate. They’re reaching a rare milestone of 150 years this coming May.

To kick off the celebration, they’re giving back in a big way by paying it forward with 150 days of kindness.

With six locations and 75 employees, staff admit while they’ve experienced economic struggles over the years it’s a way of thanking the community for their endless support. 

“We know that we would not be celebrating this milestone without this great community,” said Director of Marketing and Community Relations Sara Wasson.

Christopher Hill has been a loyal customer for 12 years and is not surprised when he found out what his local bank was doing: “It makes me feel good about this bank.”

Already, employees have collected 150 canned goods and non-perishable items for a big food drive late January.

“To see that they are giving back to the community as they always have is a great thing,” said Hill. “It really solidifies where this bank stands in our community.” 

The community is encouraged to drop off donations as well. The food donations will go toward CCAP, Loaves and Fishes and JCCM, two food pantries in Berkeley and Jefferson County. 

“Just being able to give back, say thank you as well as encourage this community to partner with us to spread kindness that’s what this really is all about,” said Wasson.

Staff hopes this inspires others to also pay it forward.

Food donations will be collected through January 25th at any of the six locations. For more information on a location near you, check out their website here

You can share your random act of kindness by using this hash tag, #JSB150RAK to social media. 

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