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AgFirst employees raise $176,000 for United Way workplace campaign

AgFirst employees have a spirit of giving that makes our community a better place to live, work and grow.

Last August, AgFirst employees raised $176,000 for United Way of the Midlands during the annual workplace campaign. Out of this contribution, employees and retirees pledged $126,000 in addition to AgFirst’s $50,000 corporate donation.

Employee giving increased 9% from the previous year and surpassed the Bank's initial United Way goal of $120,000. These donations to United Way improve lives in the Midlands in the areas of education, financial stability and health.

“I am proud of the generosity of our workplace because these contributions strengthen United Way’s outreach efforts to local individuals and families who need it most,” said AgFirst President and CEO Tim Amerson. “This campaign shows how our workplace can step up to the challenge to give back and give big to support our community.”

Employees contribute to this cause annually because they believe in the mission of the United Way, which connects community services with the disadvantaged, the disabled and individuals and families unable to meet basic needs.

United Way continues to serve a vital role in the community, and donations made to the organization reinforce AgFirst’s commitment to lifting up others in need.