In The Community
In 1993, the bank began sponsoring an annual Paint-A-Thon to paint homes of local area residents who were 55 or older or disabled and unable financially to have the work done themselves. Since that time, 474 homes have been painted in the Burlington area with an average annual volunteer base of 640, using over 6,000 gallons of paint.
From this program, Two Rivers Bank & Trust has received the Community Service Summit Award from the Iowa Bankers Association, a Partnership Award from the Community Action of Southeast Iowa, a Declaration from the City of Burlington for supporting the building of community pride and encouraging citizens to respond to the needs of their fellow neighbors. We also received an Award of Excellence from the Iowa Bankers Association for economic and community service.
Mediapolis Bulldog Bank
Since the fall of 1998, the Mediapolis Bulldog Bank has been helping students from Pre-Kindergarten to 8th grade develop the habit of saving. In the fall of the year, bank personnel visit the classes to introduce them to Kids Bank. Student bankers are selected from an application and interview process. After their training sessions, students are given the opportunity to widen their experiences by serving two weeks at each of the four stations: greeters, deposit preparation, tellers, bookkeeping.
Using an ongoing reward system, a depositor's Star-Super Saver card is punched after each deposit; when all 10 stars are punched, the depositor receives $0.50. Through their enthusiastic participation, teachers and depositors are eligible for semi-annual book fair drawings. The semester culminates with the opportunity for the student bankers to serve "real" customers at the Mediapolis branch bank, followed by a pizza party.