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Think Mutual Bank gives in Rochester

Added on Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Through the years, The Salvation Army has developed a trusted partner in Think Mutual Bank in Rochester.

“I never have problems filling our bell ringer schedule every year,” says Carol Thouin, Community Development Coordinator at Think Mutual Bank, a financial institution that has been giving to The Salvation Army for many years. “Our company has always had a culture of philanthropy and stewardship – for much longer than I’ve been here.”

The bank was founded in 1961 as a credit union and became a mutual bank in 2007.

The bank cares about its employees and the Rochester community. Recently, the bank closed all of its offices for an entire day so that its employees could spend the day volunteering around town. That day, some of the employees helped the Rochester Salvation Army by painting two classrooms used for programs that benefit underprivileged youth.

“We want to give back to our community – we really care about our community partners,” says Marsha Douglas, Vice President of Mortgage at Think.

When asked why the bank values supporting organizations like The Salvation Army, Douglas pointed to a quote written in massive letters on the wall: We exist to provide peace of mind for those we serve and to help them build a better life.

“We really live that mission,” Douglas continued. “Our employees are encouraged to go out into the community.”

This year, Think Mutual Bank will start off the Red Kettle Christmas Campaign with a check presentation of $10,000 during our Hy-Vee Soft Open Ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 8. In addition, the bank’s employees will spend 26 hours of time spent ringing bells at red kettles across Rochester.

We at the Rochester Salvation Army are truly grateful for their ongoing generosity and support. Learn more about how you can support the Rochester Salvation Army this holiday season.