Smiles of Service: A Testament to Corporate Volunteerism

Amidst the hustle and bustle of banking life, a group from WesBanco Bank in Wheeling takes time to connect with their community in meaningful ways through volunteerism.

“As the bank continues to grow, our commitment to our communities is stronger than ever,” said Tammy Rosenthal, WesBanco Bank Assistant Vice President and Loan Servicing Manager. “It’s absolutely very important to WesBanco to volunteer and give back.”

Tammy reached out to Catholic Charities West Virginia (CCWVa) to learn more about the agency’s meal delivery program, which provides home-delivered hot meals 6 days a week to those who are homebound in Wheeling.

“Through our meal delivery program, we are not only helping to meet a basic nutritional need, we’re also enabling our vulnerable neighbors to remain living independently and safely in their own homes,” said Tracey Dickerson, CCWVa Volunteer Manager. “We are committed to serving others and honoring the dignity of every person.”

With meal delivery routes divided by geographic areas, the WesBanco team committed to delivering meals on the “Pike route” every Monday. Typically two to four members of the bank team volunteer each week on a rotating schedule, with the deliveries taking around an hour.

As the team navigates local neighborhoods, they encounter individuals who touch their hearts.

“You don’t realize how quickly you can build a relationship with somebody you just smile and wave to each week,” Tammy noted.

For those who are homebound, these brief connections or conversations may be the only interaction they have with others all day. This social connection helps clients feel less isolated and alone.

Tammy also emphasized the positive impact on her team, both personally and professionally.

“Our team is out of our normal realm of our office environment and talk about our family and our pets, hobbies, etc. We are able to have [a form of] team building that we wouldn’t otherwise have,” said Tammy. “We have the opportunity to get to know each other on a personal level; it also builds trust and respect.”

(From left to right): Penny Stumpf, Keirstan Chambers, and Monica Kozik are part of the WesBanco Bank team who volunteer every Monday at Catholic Charities.

The WesBanco team’s volunteerism shows their commitment to strengthening their communities and lending a helping hand to those in need.

“These meal deliveries are a lifeline for many of those we serve,” said Tracey. “We’re incredibly grateful for WesBanco Bank and all of our committed volunteers. Together, we’re making a positive impact in our community.”

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