Regions associates in Tampa, Fla., recently showed how partnerships – even those outside of the office – make life better. When the local United Way reached out to Regions during its Week of Caring to share opportunities for the bank to participate and support the community, the Tampa team answered the call. Associates gathered at a local food bank that supports 10 counties in the West Florida bay area, providing food for those who need it – no questions asked.
In mid-April, Regions’ Community Development Manager for West Florida Victor Avila and Regions Mortgage Regional Production Manager Steve Pickett led two groups of associate volunteers – one in the morning and one in the afternoon – who packed 2,000 boxes of food that were sent to various parts of the greater Tampa community.
“When you see that kind of need in the community, for something basic like peanut butter or canned food items, it recalibrates your attitude and makes you grateful for all that you have,” said Pickett. “Regions has a long-standing relationship with United Way Suncoast, and we are always eager to help lend our support and impact our community.”
Building strong partnerships in the office helps Regions associates meet customers’ needs. Partnering outside of the office as well amplifies the impact Regions can make in the community.
“This was a great team-building event that encouraged communication, increased collaboration and created real, tangible benefits for our community,” said Avila. “We represented the Regions brand, culture and vision very well, and I am proud to be a part of this team. We were able to make a genuine impact that will directly benefit those we serve.”
Regions associates from a variety of roles participated in the opportunity to give back.