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In early October, the ABA Foundation announced the winners of the 2019 Community Commitment Awards. First Financial Northwest Bank was honored for its work in volunteerism.
The bank was recognized for its Auction Team program. Local nonprofits can request volunteers from the bank to work at their auctions. In its first year in 2017, the bank donated 228 hours, increasing to 448 hours in 2018. The program helped increase the bank’s CRA hours by 269 percent.
In 2019, the bank is on track to volunteer at 15 nonprofit auctions and donate 1,000 hours of volunteer time.
The award winners were recognized during the annual Convention. Honorable mention went to Columbia Bank for their work in the community and economic development, as well as First Interstate Bank for their work in financial education.