April 7, 2022
At First United Bank, one of our Founding Principles is Community. The Bank’s Founder, Ray M. Bain, believed that we have been successful by hiring great people who are truly committed to our organization and the communities we serve.
Living and working in West Texas, our employees—or STARS as we call them, know that there’s an unspoken sense of pride and respect that’s at the core of those from around here—a history of people rolling up their sleeves and helping out a neighbor in need, even when it isn’t convenient or easy. And in this Spirit of Community, we created the Community Spirit Project.
For the past seven years, all 250 of our First United Bank STARS in each of our 13 communities, have come together on a specific weekend in April to build and beautify our communities in some way. This year on April 29th & 30th, we’ve challenged each of our Banking Centers to put some meaning (and some hard work) behind our Founding Principle of Community. And we want to invite YOU to join us in the Spirit of Community by serving your neighbors in some way. Maybe it’s picking up trash that you see blowing by or offering to mow your neighbors’ lawn. We are all blessed to live in West Texas with what we believe are the greatest friends and neighbors in the world, and that’s worth celebrating!
Our STARS have worked hard to identify beneficial projects in their communities, and we can’t wait to see the impact that’s made all across West Texas Stay tuned to our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds to see our STARS in action!
“We have been successful due to the hard work and loyalty of our customers and by hiring great people who are truly committed to our organization and to the communities in which we serve.”
– Ray M. Bain, Founder